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Custom Tempest 2000 Arcade Cabinet

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#1 Doctor Octagon

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:56 PM

This is really cool Tempest 2000 arcade cabinet conversion done by Jeff Mathews at Classic Arcade Restorations, for Eric Clayberg. Eric posts:




Internally, it's running a 1994 Atari Jaguar and the Tempest 2000 game designed by Jeff Minter (which is itself a remake of the Dave Theurer 1981 arcade classic, Tempest - my all time favorite!). Externally, it is designed to look like an actual dedicated co-op arcade game that could have actually been built by Atari. The attention to detail is amazing (as expected from Jeff!)... custom marquee, control panel, side art, etc. It also has a kick ass sound system built in that does incredible justice to the amazing Tempest 2000 soundtrack. Jeff spent several months researching and building this project, and I am utterly amazed by the results.


You can see more photos here: https://plus.google....sts/24S4MoGoCns

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#2 Dan Iacovelli

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:11 PM


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#3 Yo-Yo


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 04:39 PM

That's neat and nicely done. I saw one like this for yars revenge not that long ago too.
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#4 Arenafoot


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Posted 15 May 2015 - 05:56 PM

That really does look like an actual Atari cab/artwork!

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#5 Lost Dragon

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 06:29 PM

WANT!!!! :-)

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 05:53 AM

WANT!!!! :-) Just like some of the info on the bathmate here I found.


Me too. This genuinely looks like the real thing. Very cool. Wish I could have this in my little games room.

Edited by Agira, 13 May 2016 - 02:39 PM.

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#7 Retrogamer81081


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Posted 26 February 2016 - 10:00 PM

Me love!!  :wub: 

#8 BlackCatz40


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

I am liking this! Loving the authentic retro style, as it reproduces the look of the original almost exactly. Great work! :)

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

Furthermore, I think that Tempest creator David Theurer would enjoy it if he saw this. It looks so much like the original case. Kind of like an homage to those intrepid designers at Atari. Again, well done. Kudos! :)

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