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Centipede (Atari 7800)

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Centipede appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Board game

In 1983, Milton Bradley adapted this video game into a board game.

Comic

DC Comics created a Centipede comic that was included with Atari's Centipede game. Here is that comic from AtariAge.com.

Launch game

Centipede was one of the "Fabulous Eleven" launch games for the Atari 7800.

Lynx version

As can be expected with an Atari game, Centipede was ported to the Lynx, but never released.

PC version

The PC port of Centipede is extremely small--the entire program code and graphics fit into 20k.

References to the game

Centipede was popular enough to have a song inspired by it on the full-length Pac-Man Fever album - Ode To A Centipede.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • Issue #46 - #19 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600 Games" poll


Information also contributed by Игги Друге, Guy Chapman, LepricahnsGold, PCGamer77, Pseudo_Intellectual and FatherJack

Contributed by Trixter (8740) on May 26, 1999. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (107128) and Warning:Bad_Screenshots (30803)]. -- edit trivia