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Centipede

MobyRank MobyScore
PSP
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4.0
PlayStation 3
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4.0
Game.Com
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2.3
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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 Options. There are only 3 sound effects in the game!
Centipede Windows And here we have the reluctant hero.
Centipede Windows And all the little bugs come to it...
Centipede Windows How do I get across this bridge?

Alternate Titles

  • "Centipede 3D" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Good graphics and sound combined with shocking gameplay Windows *Katakis* (37800)
If you like Centipede this is Centipede Game.Com Emperor MAR (2573)

The Press Says

Mac Gamer Macintosh 2001 5 out of 5 100
GameGenie Windows 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Dec 08, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Game.Com 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania Windows 1998 70 out of 100 70
Atari HQ Dreamcast 2000 6 out of 10 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1998 56 out of 100 56
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 01, 1999 5.3 out of 10 53
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 31, 2000 D 25
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun, 1999 D 25

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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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