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Centipede (Windows)

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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 Arcade mode
Centipede Windows and comes to life!
Centipede Windows How do I get across this bridge?
Centipede Windows These graphics are so crude I have no idea what I just blew up.

Alternate Titles

  • "Centipede 3D" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Good graphics and sound combined with shocking gameplay *Katakis* (37744) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezilla Jan 19, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Game Over Online Oct 30, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 08, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Jan 01, 1999 B 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania 1998 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Dec, 1998 65 out of 100 65
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1998 64 out of 100 64
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1998 56 out of 100 56
Cincinnati Enquirer 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 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.
Slarty Bartfast (71) added Centipede (Windows) on Mar 27, 2000
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