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  • Plattform: PC Veröffentlicht: 17.07.2018
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Über das Spiel

Tempest 4000 ist ein visuell atemberaubender, actionreicher Tube-Shooter basierend auf dem legendären Spielautomaten Tempest™. Tempest 4000 wird vom legendären Gamedesigner Jeff Minter entwickelt und lässt das rasante Spielgefühl des Originals wiederaufleben, indem es dir die Kontrolle über die Claw gibt, ein mächtiges Raumschiff, das auf dynamischen geometrischen Prismen tödliche Gegner und Hindernisse mit schnellen Schüssen eliminiert. Das Spiel bietet fantastische Grafiken, 100 Levels, drei Spielmodi und mehr. Du musst alle Gegner so schnell wie möglich erledigen, um zu überleben und den Highscore zu knacken.


  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 CPU 3.30Ghz
  • GFX: Intel HD Graphics 4600 or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit, Windows 10 64bit
  • HD: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • SFX: Windows Compatible Sound card
  • DX: Version 10
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch
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373 Produkte im Account
5 Reviews
109 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.08.18 19:31
Ich habe das Spiel auf der Jaguar geliebt. Es war eigentlich das einzig richtig gute Spiel auf der Konsole und es ist für mich immer noch das beste Arcade Game aller Zeiten. Jeff Minter hat alles richtig gemacht. Großer Name, großes Spiel. Wer einmal den Sog erlebt hat, in den Tempest einen einsaugen kann, den wird das Spiel auch noch in Jahren begeistern. Tempest ist nicht Retro, es ist Zeitlos!

Superzapper Recharge.... YES YES YES YES!!!!
392 Produkte im Account
2 Reviews
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19 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.01.22 23:42
Yeah, no. Have you ever watched a movie in shakey cam? Did you like that experience? The game board moves around constantly. If you see the game footage showed, it shows the board moving around. Bright vomit colored art thrown in your face constantly. As you clear a board, the game is already going before you can fully see the next game board. I simply could not deal with the loud art and unstable board looking board movements during and between boards. Pass.
336 Produkte im Account
4 Reviews
225 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.10.21 03:51
I love his game so much I bought it twice (physical on Xbox One and just recently on PC). I was a huge fan of Tempest 2000 on the Jaguar and T4K takes that game up a few thousand notches. Easily my fave shooter of all time and I'm currently - for the first time in my life as a gamer - sporting a killer blister on my thumb from playing it. Of course, that could be down to the sharp edges on the new Xbox controller!

Highly recommended but you'll need to give it time. Initially I took one look at Tempest 2000, thought it wasn't for me and didn't actually get into it until decades later when it had become retro. There is also a LOT going on - at first it can be difficult to tell what's happening but it doesn't take long before you're fully entranced by the visuals and dodging, weaving and shooting like a pro.

I'm not lying when I say that Tempest 4000 is in my top five games ever made.
706 Produkte im Account
64 Reviews
87 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.08.21 08:15
Despite hardly no time in this game, I am already familiar with the man who created it: Jeff Minter (The Yak!) of Llamasoft fame. I strongly advise everyone to look up his company and the man himself. He is a legend and is very eccentric to say the least.

The visuals are stunning, with colors flying everywhere in all the glorious pixel explosions! Christmas lights everywhere and a pulse thumping, heart throbbing musical score to accomplish all your mushroom induced dreams - w/o the need to consume any.

Doesn't support a wide range of resolutions which is the only main disappointment here and it essential requires an Xbox controller or compatible.

Have fun and do dream of Electric Sheep!

P.S. Jeff Minter is also the one who designed the visual synth on the Atari Jaguar platform.
44 Produkte im Account
4 Reviews
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53 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.07.21 12:08
This game sucks. I really wanted to like it but it's awful. Atari is holding back a much better version of this game called TxK because of stupid corporate greed. I'll never support Atari again. F*ck you Atari.
20 Produkte im Account
24 Reviews
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5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.06.21 11:47
No. I'm sorry. Even for four bucks, this isn't worth it. I've played the heck out of Tempest 2000 for Jaguar and Tempest X on PS1, even played a lot of Space Giraffe years ago. This is worse than all of them. The game speed feels slow, the controls have a momentum that is immediately annoying and feels imprecise, and the BIGGEST FLAW of all, when you die it doesn't clear the board before you respawn!! So if you've got like five of those red X enemies up on the rim of the tube, they're all right there to kill you again as soon as you respawn. Seriously it's like a bad old NES game where you can have all your lives taken in like five seconds without much you can do about it. I've rarely been so immediately turned off by a game. I'm shocked Jeff Minter had anything to do with this, because this just isn't a good game. I'd rather go play Gridrunner on a VIC-20 than this.
88 Produkte im Account
12 Reviews
19 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.06.21 06:45
Only major flaw is no mouse support so I can't use my trackball mouse. Graphics are good, get that classic feel that feels retro even with updated effects, however the particle and lighting effects truly do look retro compared to the backgrounds of tetris effect or rez other games that use this style of graphics but really do feel next gen. Particles seem large and too few of them, so you're not blown away visually, more bored. Music is great, I feel like I'm in an arcade in the '80s which is how I want to feel. Game is exactly what you expect, tempest. I guess I forgot Tempest was not that much fun.

thumbs up, because this game is what it says it is. Could be better, but it's not.
1460 Produkte im Account
17 Reviews
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7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.11.20 06:19
I'm sorry. As a Tempest fanatic who can rip through the original version in Atari Vault (I played it in the arcades back in the early 80's and owned the arcade machine into the early 2000's) I have to say this is nothing like the real one. The enemies move lethargically, the controls are nothing like using the original spinner. This is so removed from the original game that its only tie is the name. I like Gridrunner from Llamasoft but this is sad. If you're a Tempest fan, avoid this game. To someone who never played Tempest, I still don't see how this would be fun in any way. The music just plays. It's not timed to the gameplay or anything. Just distracting. The sound effects, which I can't place directly, don't all come from the original game. Some seem to have come from other non-Atari games. Why does Tempest 4000 exist. I bought this game on a Steam sale for $4.99 and played it for less than 5 minutes and I am done. Keeping this only because I like all the other Llammasoft games and this is the only one that wasn't in their bundle. For the love of God, this must be just a cash grab. I think I remember trying this on an Atari Jaguar console back in the old days, and it was the reason I didn't buy the Jaguar. But I can't say for sure. Thank heavens that the original Tempest is in the Atari Vault. If I bought this at the full price of $19.99, definitely would have gotten a refund. For $4.99, it's like buying a beer at a bar. Whatever. File and forget. Shame on you, Llamasoft.
16 Produkte im Account
12 Reviews
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211 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.10.20 02:40
Well... This game is good EXCEPT for the fact that it's NOT MOUSE AND SPINNER SUPPORTIVE. Also, this game can get boring veeeery quickly. (At least for me)
487 Produkte im Account
39 Reviews
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10 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.08.20 03:25
It's beautiful, but it's obviously a lazy console port. No button remapping, no keyboard prompts (it's all Xbox buttons). Also in dire need of patches and attention that it's not getting. Avoid.
798 Produkte im Account
115 Reviews
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11 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.07.20 10:55
They made a Tempest game that does not support a mouse or spinner control.

I repeat: They made a TEMPEST GAME....that does NOT support a MOUSE... or a G0DD@MN SPINNER CONTROL!!!
123 Produkte im Account
1 Reviews
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8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.07.20 13:05
Disastrous Port, even after the last patch the game doesn't run smoothly at correct frames (60 hz) and the key mapping crashes on startup. PC gamers, play either emulated Tempest 2000 or Typhoon 2001 instead.
412 Produkte im Account
33 Reviews
139 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.06.20 15:06
I was about to get a reluctant refund on this game, opting to stick to the free Typhoon version of 2000, but I thought I'd try it on my main pc rather than my laptop for a change. This made all the difference for me. On my laptop I was forced to use the integrated graphics as it refused to play with the NVidia GPU, this wasn't too bad, or so I thought, as it seemed to run very well although I was a bit confused as to why there were no power ups in this game. For this reason I was considering the refund as the free version was much better. However, after trying this on my main pc where it would run with the dedicated GPU I noticed right away that power ups are actually in this game. Oddly they only appear (for me at least) when the game is running on the dedicated GPU, this makes all the difference as you can imagine. Now I would consider this the best version of Tempest available but if I was unable to see the power ups I'd say it was a different matter entirely. If you cannot see the +++ shape power ups moving up the web then try it on another pc if you're lucky enough to have that option.
43 Produkte im Account
1 Reviews
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21 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.06.20 03:24
DO NOT waste your money! No mouse or spinner support without using other programs. Useless for an arcade cabinet
389 Produkte im Account
45 Reviews
23 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.05.20 20:45
A long time ago I bought a Jaguar for Tempest 2000, a pure synthestasiac mix of light, sound and adrenaline that sent your brain to a whole 'nother dimension.

This game made me put that game away.

It's the same core game but with a few new mechanics and Minter's pixelphobia jacked up to the max, everything is FLUID and beautiful, and the soundtracks are great too (props to them for including the MOD soundtrack, the best one IMO)

I've put a lot of time in on the PS4 version, I've just now been playing the PC version and it's great, I don't have 144hz monitor but apparently that's been patched. The default keybinding is pure lunacy, if you're not playing with controller make sure to change it unless you have psychic tendrils.

With this game what you see is what you get. If you don't like what you've seen it may not be for you but if you even have the slightest inclination to play this, you will not be disappointed. Tempest is love, Tempest is life #TEMPESTFOREVER baby, all hail the Yak god
172 Produkte im Account
24 Reviews
156 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.04.20 05:08
This game is amazing, i love tempest and this is probably my favorite one. i play it with a controller and it controls way better than tempest 2000, so thats a plus. the people complaining this game has bad keyboard controls need to know TEMPEST IS NOT DESIGNED FOR KEYBOARDS. i would recommend this game to anyone who wants a fun mindless game to play.
204 Produkte im Account
26 Reviews
660 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.01.20 23:26
This game is incredible, a total work of art. I'm on Windows 10 and it works perfectly. Play it on an LG OLED55B8 for the best experience! If playing it intensely before going to sleep, be prepared for your brain to give you residual images when you close your eyes... I especially recommend contacting Tempest Nut on Steam to get the game working with an Ultimarc SpinTrak controller. It feels so much more natural with the spinner, just incredible. I'm still getting used to the spinner, but it feels so much smoother than playing using the Steam Controller (even with the Steam Controller settings recommended in the Steam forum, which already make the game a lot more playable than the defaults). Tempest Nut is super, very patient in explaining everything I needed to buy from Ultimarc to get the spinner set up, I needed an I-PAC2 and some buttons, and also got a joystick (for flying through the rings), it took a fair bit of time to get all the components mounted on a wooden box, but it's worth the time to make yourself a real spinner controller for this game.
76 Produkte im Account
4 Reviews
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11 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.01.20 19:59
I like Tempest and was excited to see a modern version of it that I don't need emulation to play. Graphically the game looks great and the music is awesome. This came could have been great but unfortunately it's ruined by poor controls.

Just getting into the game the menus are completely nonstandard and confusing. Good luck trying to exit the game, even alt-F4 doesn't get you out. Like wtf, how do you mess up the menus so bad?

The controls in-game are so slippery. When you press a direction you start accelerating in that direction and letting go of the button doesn't immediately stop the claw movement. Analog stick controls using my xbone controller doesn't help, it behaves the same way. There's also no mouse or spinner support, and the slippery control is baked in so even trying to emulate a gamepad with a spinner would give you a slippery spinner.

I'd still recommend emulated Tempest X3 for the PS1 as the best Tempest.
216 Produkte im Account
80 Reviews
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30 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.12.19 09:57
The menu was not made for keyboards. I don't know how someone can f**k up something as simple as a menu.

The gameplay is fine. It's a fun little game but the menu and the overall controls are quite crap. Can't recommend.
85 Produkte im Account
10 Reviews
19 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.12.19 05:40
I've played this game on multiple platforms, so here is my strongly recommend tip off the bat:

Don't use keyboard controls. Use a controller. This game is not very good for keyboard. I've played Tempest for years since I was kid, as well as 2000 and now this one.

~Great music similar to Tempest 2000, brought back memories.
~Fun Gameplay that is quick to pick up and play!
~Good visuals, for Tempest anyway. Not a graphical powerhouse of a game but Tempest doesn't need much, the average computer can run this.
~A good challenge that keeps you coming back for more, this game isn't easy so don't expect to beat it casually.

~Lack of D-Pad controller support makes it somewhat difficult. Small issue but one of the best parts of Tempest 2000 was the tight controls with the D-Pad so this took some getting used to.
~Sometimes flickers a little upon start up, this is a minor issue and by the time the game has started this issue has ceased so it does not affect gameplay.

Overall I highly recommend it, on a decent rig it runs at 60 FPS, the visuals are fun, the music is fantastic as always, and it's fun to play overall. As I said at the start though, use a controller, avoid keyboard controls.
367 Produkte im Account
16 Reviews
524 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.11.18 00:07
My skills seem to have erroded with age, but it's still a fantastic tube shooter by Minter.

VR owners: Play this game on a giant virtual screen (BigScreen or Virtual Desktop) and thank me later. It may not be native VR support, but it's still an amazing assault on the senses. Between the game taking up your entire view and the gorgeous OLED colors and blacks, it's the most definitive version of Tempest ever made.

No spinner mode sucks, but I guess they don't wanna deal with the hassle of broken bonus levels.
226 Produkte im Account
51 Reviews
1253 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.07.18 16:33
Buyer beware -- there are known problems with those using 144 Hz monitors, as well as botched mouse/keyboard support, while it is cheaper on here than the console versions. I've not had any major problems other than the botched keyboard controls, but it's best to consider your specs before deciding to purchase this. Consider also if you have a controller, as it's currently the only comfortable way to play this.

I'm a fan of the original Tempest, and I play that game on Atari Vault using a mouse as a spinner. I've never played a Tempest on a real cabinet, but I can scratch the yellow levels on Vault just fine. I would have liked to see this implemented right off the bat on T4K, but it might have to wait.

Personally, I recommend this game, if only for the reason being I've been waiting for a new version of Tempest on Steam, and I've never played any of T2K or T3K. In fact, I've been following this since I heard about what happened with TxK. It's a blast to play so far, and it's great to finally listen to the soundtrack from TxK while playing this. Noise Pulse especially, is a strong candidate.
268 Produkte im Account
32 Reviews
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39 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.07.18 05:00
Tempest 4000 has been somewhat of an enigma in the gaming scene. In 2015, Jeff Minter, best known for developing Tempest 2000 released an obscure PS Vita game called TXK, which was a remake of Tempest 2000 but without the Tempest name. Tempest 2000 was not only known for being an amazing update of an arcade classic, but also the shining gem of a console most people today only know because of an angry gamer making a video about how much of a flop it was. Atari took legal action, and it only remained on a failed handheld gaming console due to the fact that Jeff Minter didn’t want to have his bank accounts drained fighting a dubious lawsuit.

Fast forward several years later to August 2017, and Jeff Minter not only made amends with Atari but was even working on a new Tempest title: Tempest 4000. There was just one problem, the game not only took a while to come out, but through 2018 its release date kept slipping further and further. Months would go by, as release date after release date was passed, to the point where when Tempest 4000 finally came out it’s almost like it was sent out to die. To rub salt in the wound, Tempest 4000 was released accidentally on the PS4 for around an hour or so, before being pulled off the store and released a few months later. The whole rumor behind this is that Microsoft was causing issues approving the game, something confirmed on the official forums, but now it’s finally out for 20 dollars on the PC, but on consoles its 30 dollars. Yes, 30 dollars.

So what is Tempest 4000? Well, Tempest 4000 is essentially a tweaked version of TxK, down to sharing a similar menu layout and the same gameplay mechanics of TxK. Essentially this game could be summed up as a tweaked version of TxK, except with a lot more visual effects spammed there, giving the game the smeared effect overload look of Tempest 3000 on the Nuon at times. The biggest difference between this game and TxK is the Atari license. The game has the Atari logo everywhere in the title screen, lots and lots of Atari references added in to the text messages, and both the Tempest 2000 CD soundtrack used for the port and the original Tempest 2000 mod file soundtrack, along with the TxK soundtrack. Essentially this is a formula that should be a grand slam, but sadly this isn’t the case with Tempest 4000.

First of all, the gameplay changes from TxK carry over into Tempest 4000, from earning points after a level by flying into objects to being a lot harder, from more enemies being on screen in earlier levels to the fact that when you die the level doesn’t reset itself, it respawns you in the level where you were.

The PC port has a bunch of issues. The graphics options are heavily limited, and furthermore the game logic is designed to run at 60hz, and nothing higher. If you’re rich and own a #gamer 144hz monitor, the game will run far too fast, and you need to limit the framerate with a tool or something.

There is a lack of polish in many areas, with the menus for example being carried over from TxK and not mentioning the new option to pick which soundtrack you want. Here’s a gamer tip, it’s the Y button. You’re welcome; I had to google for it on some forum to find that.

But there is one issue, one major issue that completely breaks the game itself. It’s the controls. You’d think that they’d tighten up the controls, considering how tight they felt in Tempest 2000 on either the Jaguar original or the ports, but they feel terrible. With a gamepad, the D-Pad only works in the menu. That’s right, only in the menu. The nanosecond you press the start button the D-Pad quits working. You can’t use the D-Pad in game, you can only use the analog stick and oh man the analog stick is horrible.

I think the best way to describe the controls is as “slippery”. There’s no precision to them, your zapper moves around the screen way too fast, and it’s very hard to control, especially as you get further and further into the game. Remember when I said the difficulty was higher? Yeah, that makes it even worse. With the keyboard, it’s completely unplayable. You would have thought a retro inspired game would have done what most of them have done and provide a standard layout copying the popular emulators with keyboard mapping being an option, but not only do you get no mapping, but the keys are mapped to awkward positions. You know A and B? Yeah, they’re literally A and B on the keyboard, enjoy playing Tempest like that. Even worse, the keyboard controls are somehow floatier than the controller controls are. You cannot map the keys or buttons whatsoever. You have to play the game the way Atari and Jeff Minter designed and balanced it.

This issue turns the game into an unsatisfying mess. The game is unplayable with controls that poor, and for $20 dollars it’s a complete ripoff. Do not spend your money on Tempest 4000 on the PC, until there is a patch for it because until then you might as well burn 20 dollars, that’s a better use of the money.
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6 Reviews
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21 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.07.18 16:58
I waited so long for this game, I'm almost afraid my expectations are too high. It was of course a day one purchase for me, and I do believe in showing my support for Jeff Minter a.k.a. YAK. However, in the decade of waiting for a PC version of the classic Tempest 2k, there was Dave Theurer's most excellent freeware version of the game Typhoon 2001 (done with permission from YAK). And while Tempest 4k is obviously an updated version, in many ways it feels like a downgrade from Tyhpoon 2001. Typhoon actually gives you more options to customize, like visual elements (which some dialing down can be alot less distracting while playing) and has full keyboard & mouse controls. It sadens me that a freeware version has more options than a $20 game. And while Tempest 4k has some really cool updated visuals, some of the background elements like those effing shooting stars (which cannot be turned off) are just plain awful. But my biggest gripe with the Tempest 4k is the camera. For some reason the camera is zoomed all the way out so that you see the entire web, however, this feels very distant from your ship and the action. And oddly enough, despite being zoomed out, on some levels your ship and the web are actually cropped out of the bottom of the screen, which is pretty awful. Finally, what kills this game for me is the lack of control options- There's NO KEYBOARD & MOUSE controls, but the control feel super floaty, even with light pressure on the analog stick. Many times, I tried to grab a powerup only to just float right past it going back and forth. Also note the D-pad doesn't work as an option, which would have been a great alternative to give more accurate controls. So there you have it. Jeff if you're reading this, please, please please issue an update/fix for this. The PC verions of this game should offer the same options and more than a freeware knock off of the game. I want to love this, but these shortcomings reallly get in the way of enjoying it when I've already got a superior version from 10 years ago.
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