Centipede

created and published by Atari in 1980, running on Arcade
type: shooter
genre: Arena shooter
series: Centipede
perspective: bird's-eye
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

display: raster

Authors / Staff

Donna Bailey
Ed Logg

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

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

influenced by
Space Invaders (Arcade)

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

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

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

prequel of
Millipede (Arcade)
Millipede (NES)

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

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

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