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Tempest, Arcade

Tempest, by Dave Theurer, is one of the first ever ‘tube shooters’. It was released by Atari in 1981.

You control a spider-like yellow craft that walks along the edge of a 3D playfield, often taking the form of a cylindrical tube. You shoot bullets down the tube at enemies that are rising upwards to get you. Thus the name ‘tube shooter’.

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APB, Arcade

Atari Games1987 arcade hit APB (All Points Bulletin) is a humorous, fun, overhead driving game where the object is to chase down and ‘catch’ perpetrators in the act of breaking the law, and eventually pulling over targets who have had APBs called on them.

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Gauntlet Title Screens, Arcade

These Gauntlet title screens are cool.

They are from the 1985 arcade original. They show the potions, power-ups and monsters. How many shots to kill each monster. Plus some other interesting information about the game.

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