Multigame is a hardware/software
combination that allows all the
"official" versions of Tempest (Rev. 1,
Rev. 2, and Rev. 3) to be played on a single
cabinet simply by selecting them from an onscreen
In addition to the
"official" versions of the game, the
Multigame includes two Tempest Prototypes--
"VORTEX" and "ALIENS"! Aliens
is an early prototype of Tempest (very
difficult). Vortex is very similar to
"production" Tempest, but has the
original Vortex title screen and logo.
Also included is the famous "hack"
version of Tempest-- Tempest Tubes... and a
"special bonus" that I wrote
specifically for the MultiGame-- Vector Breakout.
There's even an "Easter Egg" that
unlocks "Vector Breakout Plus"!
page for the Multigame Menu System.)
Installation is relatively simple. Three wires
must be soldered to the main Tempest board
however, so it's slightly more involved than just
"plugging it in".
The main EPROMs and
CPU are removed from their sockets on the Tempest
main board and the Multigame Daughtercards are
plugged in. The 6502A CPU is placed on the main
Daughtercard, and three wires are tacked down to
the Tempest mainboard.
The MultiGame Menu is called on power-up, and
can be recalled by pressing a user installed
"menu button". A small add-on board
(included) can be installed that calls the menu
when both the P1 and P2 "start" buttons
are pressed simultaneously.
every known official version of Tempest
available at your fingertips! A huge
convenience for the true "vector
Vortex and Aliens-- not yet released for
any emulators or other platforms.
reliability-- all modern components
replace ~20 year old EPROMs for lower
power and longer machine life.
a break from Tempest with Vector
Tempest Multigame kit is pictured at left. Please
click on the image for a larger picture.
The Tempest Multigame is available once again. Thanks
for your continued interest!
© 2003, Clayton Cowgill firstname.lastname@example.org