Centipede

Critic Score User Score
Game.Com
...
2.3
PlayStation
42
4.0
Macintosh
...
3.5
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Description

This is a remake or "modernization" of the classic arcade shooter Centipede, originally released in arcades by Atari in 1980. This remake keeps some of the original game's shooter-style gameplay while mixing in more console-style exploration. Gameplay progresses through five "worlds": Weedom, Frostonia, Infernium, Enigma, and Evile. Players blast away at the classic centipedes, spiders, fleas, and scorpions while fighting new enemies like the mosquito, cockroach, and killer mushroom. A "classic" mode is also included, which allows players to play the classic game in a new "3D" isometric perspective.

Screenshots

Centipede Game.Com Main Menu
Centipede Dreamcast Far Camera View
Centipede Windows These graphics are so crude I have no idea what I just blew up.
Centipede Game.Com Level 9 in Updated Game

Alternate Titles

  • "Centipede 3D" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Good graphics and sound combined with shocking gameplay Windows *Katakis* (37938)
If you like Centipede this is Centipede Game.Com Emperor MAR (2643)

Critic Reviews

Computer Games Magazine Windows Nov 26, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
All Game Guide Game.Com 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Windows Dec, 1998 65 out of 100 65
Mac Addict Macintosh Sep, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1998 56 out of 100 56
Retro4Ever Dreamcast Jun 25, 2012 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN PlayStation Jun 01, 1999 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Dreamcast Dec 03, 1999 5.5 out of 10 55
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Sep 03, 1999 D- 16
Defunct Games Dreamcast Mar 04, 2006 6 out of 100 6

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Trivia

True classic mode

Hasbro apparently got some consumer complaints about not including a true version of the original Centipede with the game. (As opposed to their "classic mode" that featured the original game play with an isometric perspective.) Thus, they added a true classic version to the PlayStation release.
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