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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Arcade release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 2.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations, special editions and non-story DLC items. 2.9
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Nov 07, 2004)
Centipede is incredibly additive and like every aspect of the game is perfectly balanced and tuned. It's also exceptionally hard, and game sessions rarely last for more than a few minutes.
The Atari Times (Sep 08, 2003)
And in conclusion, I can't really say anything bad about this severely classic game. After all, not only do you get to kill gnarly bugs, but you don't have to scrape off your shoes afterwards.
The Game Hoard (Feb 20, 2020)
Centipede’s quick action and multiple bug types make it a constantly involved shooter that pairs well with the precision of a track ball, but the element that makes it more than just a plain bug shooter is the mushroom management. The mushrooms control the pace of play and level of danger, so a smart player can identify which ones to blast apart and customize the play field into something that matches their game plan. With so many enemies around, keeping your play area the way you like it isn’t easy, but giving the player the means to adjust the difficulty of the mushroom layout lets Centipede stay interesting and involved without having to create new levels or obstacles.
70 (UK) (Oct 25, 2007)
Shoot stuff, stay alive, and keep adding credits. That's what Centipede's all about, baby.