Tempo (video game)

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North American Cover art
Developer(s) Sega
Red Company
  • NA: Sega
  • BR: Tec Toy
Designer(s) Keisuke Abe
Composer(s) Masayoshi Ishi
Hiroyuki Hamada
Platform(s) Sega 32X
  • JP: March 24, 1995
  • NA: 1995
  • BR: May 1995
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single player

Tempo (テンポ) is a video game for the Sega 32X released in 1995.

The animated backgrounds and imagery is similar to the Rayman games by Ubisoft. The game uses hand-drawn graphics for the backgrounds and sprites. In part because it was released on the failed 32X add-on, it failed to find an audience. Sega nonetheless tried again with two sequels: Tempo Jr. in 1995 for the Game Gear, and Super Tempo in 1998 for the Sega Saturn. Both likewise failed to find an audience.


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the game a 30 out of 40.[1] Though they commented on the lack of originality in the gameplay, GamePro concluded that Tempo's "dazzling" background graphics, rich soundtrack, and extremely low difficulty make it "a perfect game for novices."[2]

Famicom Tsūshin scored Tempo Jr. an 18 out of 40.[3]


  1. ^ おオススメ!! ソフト カタログ!!: TEMPO. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.335. Pg.116. 12–19 May 1995.
  2. ^ "ProReview: Tempo". GamePro. IDG (70): 58. May 1995. 
  3. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: TEMPO Jr.. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.333. Pg.33. 5 May 1995.