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Millipedes, cousins of the Centipede, are all over the garden. This will ruin anything trying to grow there unless they are stopped. But there are other insects as well; spiders, bees, dragonflies and earwigs. Nature is dangerous. Luckily, there's a bug zapper that can shoot arrows at these insects and destroy them.

Millipede is the sequel to Centipede, and features similar gameplay, but with a new swarm of insects! The goal is to destroy the multi-segmented millipede as it traverses its way through the mushroom forest towards the bottom of the screen. When all millipede segments have been destroyed, the player will progress to the next, more difficult level. Millipedes and other creatures are all worth a different amount of points. Occasionally dynamite will appear on the screen, which will explode if shot by the bug zapper. With a well timed shot, numerous millipede segments (and other insects as well) can be taken out as they pass by.


Millipede Atari 2600 The millipede makes its way down the screen
Millipede Atari 2600 A game in progress
Millipede Atari 2600 A swarm of insects!!
Millipede Atari 2600 Shooting dynamite...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Centipede Deluxe" -- Original title

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The Atari Times May 21, 2003 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Sep 23, 2001 A- 91
Woodgrain Wonderland Jun 23, 2017 A- 91
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Freaks 365 Jul 04, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62


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Cancelled Atari 5200 version

Millipede was planned for release for the Atari 5200.sometime around 1984, but the game was cancelled. However a prototype of the game still exists.

References to the game

An arcade machine of Millipede can be seen in the 1988 movie Arthur 2: On the Rocks, and a play screen is in the 1983 movie Joysticks.
Servo (57398) added Millipede (Atari 2600) on May 05, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Alaka (57273), Kabushi (209748), skl (1142), Pseudo_Intellectual (60497), qwertyuiop (33318) and Servo (57398)