WWW.ILOVETHE80S.COM
Atari 2600, Centipede, 80s Arcade Games, Free On-Line Flash Games, Classic Arcade


HOME

SEARCH ILOVETHE80S.COM

ARCADE

MUSIC

MOVIES

POSTERS

TOYS

TELEVISION

T-SHIRTS

MISC

FUN FACTS

SITEMAP

80'S BARGAINS OF THE DAY


ARCADE
MEMORY LANE - PAGE 1
1943
Aerofighters
Afterburner
Aliens
Altered Beast
Araknoid
Asteroids
Battlezone
Berzerk
Birdie King
Boothill
Bosconian
Buck Rogers
Bump N Jump
Burger Time
Burnin' Rubber
Canyon Bomber
Carrier Airwing
Castlevania
Centipede
Choplifter
Cloak and Dagger
Cobra Command

CENTIPEDE (1980)

Centipede Arcade Game
 

Centipede (Millipede is featured here as well) was developed by Atari and released in 1981. Along with Pac-man, this game was as popular with the ladies as it was the guys. In Centipede, the player was a gnome like creature at the bottom of the screen which was moved up and down, and from side to side, with a track ball. The goal was to destroy the centipede coming down from the top of the screen, with laser shots, before it reaches the bottom. When the centipede encounters a mushroom on the screen, it reverses direction, ultimately speeding up its decent. When it encounters a mushroom that has been poisoned by a scorpion, its decent is greatly accelerated. When a section of the centipede is hit with a laser, that section turns into a mushroom, and the centipede then splits in half and continues down. The player loses a life when the hit by the centipede, a spider, or a flea.

There were a number of spin-offs and home versions of this game over the years, including the Atari 2600 version. In the arcade, you might have run into similar, less popular spin-off versions like Jackler (1982) or Slither (1982). In 1982, Atari released a sequel to this game called Millipede. Millipede was, for all intents and purposes, the same as Centipede, except there were other creatures, such as a Bee, Earwig, Beetle, Dragonfly, Mosquito, and DDT bombs.

PAGE 2PAGE 3PAGE 4
PAGE 5PAGE 6PAGE 7

about this site | contact us | search this site