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The Exterminator (Commodore 64)

The Exterminator Commodore 64 Title screen


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The Exterminator is essentially a clone of the arcade game Centipede. A centipede forms from the top of the screen and gradually moves down it, changing direction when striking the many barriers it hits. If it reaches the bottom of the screen, it wins. You control a small droid, which can move up the screen shooting out the centipede, cutting it shorter each time). You can also shoot the barriers, which take multiple hits to remove - the less barriers there are, the longer it will take for the centipede to reach the bottom.

Occasionally a phoenix will appear, either moving horizontally towards the bottom of the screen, or vertically down from the top, to shoot for a points bonus or avoid. You have three lives, but on losing one you gain points for any remaining pieces of centipede. The high score is updated constantly once you pass it, and (unusually for the time) an attract mode demos the game.


The Exterminator Commodore 64 Moving up the screen
The Exterminator Commodore 64 Game explanation
The Exterminator Commodore 64 Killed the Goose
The Exterminator Commodore 64 Game Over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ant Attack" -- Early development title

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The best Centipede clone for the C-64 Katakis | カタキス (41069) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

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Your 64 Apr, 1984 80 out of 100 80


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One of the few games to support the odd CGA tweaked mode 160x100x16.
Tim Janssen (2547) added The Exterminator (Commodore 64) on May 27, 2007
Other platforms contributed by demonlord (89) and Martin Smith (66822)