A fellow collector had harbored the game for the past several years, but as we all know, time passes and priorities change. He finally decided it was time for him to give up the Tempest. What made this an extra special capture was the fact that this appears to be an early artwork model. You can add this one to the list of games that I feel lucky to own. I can't wait to get started on the rehabilitation process. Stay tuned for more as this fugitive is prepared to be locked away in my arcade forever.
Notice the numbers next to the player 1 and 2 start buttons:
The rear corner will need some attention :
The game looks a little better after some clean up :
To be continued...