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Centipede

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
36
3.4
Game.Com
...
...
PlayStation 3
...
4.0
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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 Windows Smashing more spiders. (are these Smashing Pumpkins jokes as lame as they sound?)
Centipede Windows Arcade mode
Centipede Dreamcast Near Camera View
Centipede Game.Com Using the Flip Screen option

Alternate Titles

  • "Centipede 3D" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Good graphics and sound combined with shocking gameplay Windows *Katakis* (37742)
If you like Centipede this is Centipede Game.Com Emperor MAR (2573)

The Press Says

Gamezilla Windows Jan 19, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Game Over Online Windows Oct 30, 1998 84 out of 100 84
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Jul 05, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Consoles Plus PlayStation Nov, 1999 67 out of 100 67
Mac Addict Macintosh Sep, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN PlayStation Jun 01, 1999 5.5 out of 10 55
IGN Dreamcast Nov 22, 1999 2.9 out of 10 29
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun, 1999 D 25
Cincinnati Enquirer Windows 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 25
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Aug 31, 2000 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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