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PSExtreme (Jul, 1999)
Without the playfield restrictions which determined the paths of enemies and made the original a classic, the result is a game which no longer feels very much like its namesake. The inclusion of a facsimile of the coin-op is notable, but frustrating camera angles, clipping, and some blocky graphics in the adventure mode prevent me from recommending it wholeheartedly. I enjoyed it despite its flaws, but I happen to be more interested in retrogaming than most people. I think that the rest of you will find Centipede to be only a moderately enjoyable shooter.
Although most aspects of Centipede are pretty plain, it is still the same addictive game that it has always been. You can't help but get caught up trying to better your last score and avoid or kill those damned spiders. For any old Atari players out there, the Arcade version is a great porthole to the good ole days, while the Adventure mode is a welcome segway from a classic history to a new and exciting present and future. At $39.95 SRP it isn't that bad of a buy either. You're sure to get loads of enjoyment from the Arcade mode and plenty of challenge and excitement from the new Adventure mode. Overall I really enjoyed playing Centipede.
Consoles Plus (Nov, 1999)
La différence avec la version originale (disponible dans le mode Arcade) est à peine visible ! Un véritable tour de force ! Le pire, c'est qu'en plus, c'est long à charger ! Acheter une Playstation pour jouer à des jeux Atari 2600... Ils nous prennent pour qui ?
Mega Fun (Nov, 1999)
Doch Hasbro hat der Neuauflage eine dritte Dimension spendiert, wodurch das einfache Spielprinzip des Originals etwas aufgepeppt wird. Neben der Vernichtung des Wurmes müsst ihr noch diverse kleine Aufträge, zum Beispiel Rettungsmissionen, ausführen. Als besonderes Schmankerl hat Hasbro das Original nochmal mit auf die CD gepresst.
IGN (Jun 01, 1999)
I'm all for Hasbro remaking classic arcade games. It's not sacrilege to take an idea done in videogaming's golden age and up it to today's expectations, in fact, it makes fans of the originals appreciate what we had way back when. But, you have to do it right. Centipede is no "Frogger," thank god, but it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. And it's not a design problem, either ¿ the PC version run off a 3D accelerator is quite a fun game to watch and play. I'm glad Hasbro delayed this game to make it better, but it really doesn't look like the company salvaged much from the project.
GameSpot (Jun 01, 1999)
What developers don't realize is that nostalgic gamers who still play classic arcade games play them because they enjoy the experience of playing with vector graphics with a simple control scheme and substandard sound. It's truly difficult to compare games of yesterday with games of today, as almost everything has changed technologically.
Video Games (Oct, 1999)
(PAL version)
Trotz drei Perspektiven, den klassischen Spinnen und anderen neuen und alten Bonusviechern ändert sich an eurer monotonen Aufgabe nichts, so dass man spätestens in der zweiten von vier Welten die Lust an Centipede verliert. Zumal das Spiel wirklich kinderleicht ist: Leben verliert man eigentlich nur durch Unachtsamkeit, Sound und Musik fallen in die Kategorie “an einem Tag zusammengeschustert“.
Video Games (Sep, 1999)
Selbst die drei Perspektiven (Top-Down, isometrisch und Ego) und die Beweglichkeit in alle Richtungen plus Strafing können nicht über Eintönigkeit hinwegtäuschen, die sich nach sechs bis sieben Leveln (insgesamt 23) monotonen Ballern einstellt. Es passiert einfach zu wenig Neues, die Feinde bleiben stets die Gleichen und sehr einfach ist‘s obendrein. Grafisch hat man sich mit klobigen Polygonen und Slowdowns beim Extrawaffeneinsatz auch nicht mit Ruhm bekleckert. Empfehlenswert deshalb nur für Nostalgiker, die sich vor allem an der Originalversion erfreuen werden.
Game Revolution (Jun, 1999)
what made the original Centipede so great? There was a sense of impending crisis that came from only a few pixels that was supposedly a centipede. With every shot from your little triangle-head, the centipede moved faster. It was clear, simple, fast and pulse-pounding. While the Centipede of old is great for my memories, this new Centipede isn't worth the price of admission.
Imperium Gier (Mar 10, 2000)
Cóż jeszcze mogę rzec? Może to, że Centipede w odświeżonej oprawie jest grą udaną ze względu na jej genialny w swej prostocie schemat, albo że potrafi nieźle wciągnąć. Z drugiej strony - jest to gra-przerywnik między poważniejszymi produkcjami i na pewno nie należy stawiać jej na równi z najnowszymi superprodukcjami. Osobiście uważam, że doskonale nadawałaby się na jeden z sub-questów w Final Fantasy VII lub VIII. Ma jednak prawo zainteresować zarówno starszych graczy, jak i tych całkiem świeżych. Wersja Arcade`owa dołączona do gry to raczej ciekawostka. Jeżeli FF7 oceniłbym na 10, Centipede z czystym sumieniem mogę ocenić na mocne 4.
I remember back when Centipede was lighting up arcades and I thought it was one of the toughest games I'd ever played. In the classic game, the biggest challenge, and the great fun, was eluding and blasting bugs, whereas with the PlayStation version the primary challenge is forcing yourself to play it. Ever since nabbing the license to reincarnate old arcade games, Hasbro hasn't proved they're up to the task. They messed up Frogger, and now they've managed to mangle Centipede even more.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 03, 1999)
Well, it feels nothing like the old Centipede. You can now rotate your ship and move anywhere on the screen, but the pace is much slower and less exciting that the original. The analog control is reasonable, but the frame rate is poor and the chunky graphics look sloppy. The original 2D arcade version of Centipede is also included, and it's so superior that you wonder why Hasbro even attempted the upgrade. As with Frogger, Hasbro has fallen into the trap of trying to improve a game that was perfect to begin with.