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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 8-bit Title screen
Millipede Atari 8-bit Here comes the millipede...
Millipede Atari 2600 Shooting dynamite...
Millipede Arcade Caused an explosion.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Centipede Deluxe" -- Original title

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User Reviews

The millipede is coming to get you NES Katakis | カタキス (42055)
A fun way to pass five to ten minutes. NES Ryan Connely (8)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari 2600 May 21, 2003 95 out of 100 95
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Sep 23, 2001 A- 91
The Atari Times Atari 8-bit Jul 01, 2003 88 out of 100 88
neXGam Atari 2600 Jun 27, 2013 8.1 out of 10 81
NES Archives NES Jul 18, 2007 B- 67
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 04, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 NES Nov, 2012 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Atari 8-bit May 27, 2004 C- 42
The Video Game Critic NES Apr 26, 2000 D+ 33


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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.
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