Tempest [Cocktail model]

A 37-year-old Arcade Video Game by Atari, Inc.

Not emulated in MAME


Tempest © 1981 Atari, Incorporated.

Cocktail model. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Upright model entry.


The cocktail model was a black square table with a woodgrain top. It had red lines and instructions underneath the glass, with player control panels on either side. For some reason the monitors on these were installed butted up against one side, instead of centered.


The Cocktail model was released in December 1981 at the price of $2095. 1663 units were produced making the Cocktail model the rarest Tempest cabinet.