An arcade game originally released in 1981 by Atari. Tempest was a vector-based arcade game designed and programmed programmed by Dave Theurer where the player would control a small ship that moved around in a wireframe tunnel destroying oncoming space ships. Besides being one of the most popular Arcade games of all time, Tempest also left a few urban legends in it's wake, one of which was Polybius - An early beta of the game which caused Vertigo and Motion Sickness, and was supposedly part of a government test to brainwash America's youth.
I played Tempest up at Pinball Pete's the other day. I lost quickly.
by E. Moran May 13, 2004
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a wild violent windstorm accompanied with rain or hail; also sudden ourburst of emotions.
Its like a tempest in my mind.
by anki107 November 21, 2006
The most beautiful girl in the world. She captures the essence of gorgeous in its entirety. She's everything you want in a girl and more. You couldn't find a girl better than her. She's the love of my life.
Talking to Tempest will keep you smiling the whole time.
by damiannn November 24, 2009
The most boss muthafucking kid ever to set foot on this earth.
Look it's tempest I better fucking bow down.
by tyronestroodlebene May 01, 2013
One of the best early video games ever made.
I've pumped so many quarters into Tempest
by Mark Tuttle June 05, 2003
The most awesome member of the forum GameKiller who eats S3NSA's, Kurais, Phoenix's, Vulcans and Crashes for breakfast. :3
Tempest is the most awesome guy in the world.
by Tempest of Game Killer August 05, 2009
A poor girl who probably isn't all that bad, but whose attitude becomes sour since she hangs out with the wrong kind. Usually can be found near a Crutch Girl .
That poor girl's such a Tempest. She could've been more than that.
by Music1Geek February 17, 2008