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TEMPEST Will Be RepliCade’s Next Mini Arcade Recreation

TEMPEST Will Be RepliCade’s Next Mini Arcade Recreation

Earlier this month, the RepliCade X Centipede captured our attention with its incredibly detailed recreation of a real Centipede arcade cabinet along with a playable version of the game itself. After less than a week on Kickstarter, the mini Centipede has already blown past its fundraising goal. And now, RepliCade is ready to reveal its next miniature recreation: Tempest!

Much like the mini Centipede, RepliCade X Tempest is fully licensed by Atari and will be a 1/6-scale replica of the arcade cabinet complete with miniaturized spinner controls and a working copy of the game. A working prototype hasn’t yet been unveiled yet, but RepliCade did release this sharp looking piece of 3D concept art.

The Tempest arcade game was a true classic; it stood out in 1981 as one of the best games of its era. Players controlled a starship named the Blaster that flew on the edge of a playing field that constantly shifted while the player attempted to repel an alien attack. But to really appreciate what the game was like, you have to see it in action.

Because the Centipede Kickstarter campaign will continue until November 17, RepliCade is promising a discount code for the RepliCade X Tempest to all Centipede backers when pre-orders open later this year. Now that RepliCade has proven that there’s an appetite for these retro arcade recreations, we’d love to see more games follow Centipede and Tempest.

Are you intrigued by the RepliCade X Tempest? Insert coin and share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Images: Atari/RepliCade

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