Centipede

created and published by Atari in 1980, running on Arcade
type: shooter
genre: Arena shooter
series: Centipede
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.8/5
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bootleg(s): Caterpillar / Magic Worm / Millpac

Description

Rather odd trackball-controlled Space Invaders imitator.
One of very few video games designed by a woman; this one is in fact the first.
Most successful Atari arcade game of 1981.
(Zerothis) - # 2006

Technical specs

additional hardware: Atari Centipede Arcade hardware,
display: raster

Authors / Staff

Donna Bailey
Ed Logg

Related games

collected in
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1 (Saturn)
Centipede (PS)
Arcade Classics (Mega Drive)
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1 (SNES)

emulated by
Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 1 (PS)
Atari Vault (Linux)

influenced by
Space Invaders (Arcade)

has influenced
44 Crazy Chase (Odyssey2)
Bug Battle (Apple II E)
Gridrunner (ZX Spectrum)
Gridrunner (C64)
Gridrunner (Atari 400/800)
Gridrunner (Atari ST)
Gridrunner (VIC-20)
Gridrunner (C16/Plus4)

has this clone
Charmkatz (Memotech MTX)
Megalegs (Atari 400/800)
Centipede 2025 (C64)
Kilopede (Memotech MTX)
Centipede (WinCE)
Night Stalker (ZX Spectrum)
Carn 3 (Oric)
Erg (Linux)
Mouse Stampede (Mac OS Classic)
Centipede (WinCE)
Killapede (Amstrad CPC)
Gridrunner (C64)
Gridrunner (Atari ST)
Nightmare Gallery (Apple II E)
Gridrunner (C16/Plus4)
Gridrunner (VIC-20)
Bugs (Electron)
Gridrunner (ZX Spectrum)
Gridrunner (Atari 400/800)

ported to
Centipede (Atari 7800)
Centipede (TI99)
Centipede (Atari 5200)
Centipede (Atari 2600)
Arcade Smash Hits (Master System)
Centipede & Millipede (X360)
Centipede (Apple II E)
Centipede (MS-DOS)
Centipede (C64)

prequel of
Millipede (NES)
Millipede (Arcade)

version of
Centipede (Atari ST)
Centipede (VIC-20)
Centipede (GB)
Centipede (ColecoVision)
Centipede (Atari 400/800)
Centipede (ZX Spectrum)
Centipede (Lynx)
Centipede (Intellivision)
Centipede (GBC)

was remade as
Centipede (Dreamcast)
Centipede (Windows)
Centipede & Millipede (X360)
Centipede (Mac OS Classic)
Centipede (Tiger Game.COM)
Centipede (PS)

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