Centipede - Colecovision

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Also for: Xbox 360, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Arcade, Game Boy, Oric, C64, Vic-20, Spectrum 48K, Atari 7800, Atari 5200, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Atari 2600/VCS, Intellivision
Viewed: 2D Side-on, Static screen Genre:
Classic Arcade
Arcade origin:Yes
Publishers: Atari (GB/US/JP)
Released: 1983 (GB)
Unknown (US/JP)


Centipede is a classic arcade missile and base, created by the giants of 80's video gaming Atari. You control a gun aiming upwards towards the enemies; which in this case is a long sectionised centipede. Although it is not as simple as it sounds. The platform is littered with small mushroom like features in-which the centipede cannot pass through, which makes the centipede drop down a level towards you, if it reaches you, you loose a life.

The strategic element comes into its own due to the fact that mushrooms can be shot down; here you can make a streight line of mushies for the centipede to travel down; if it qorks you can speedily fire upwards towards it and finish a level like lightning and get a mass of speed points.Yet another factor is the spider that slowly zig-zags its way around the bottom deck if it hits ye' vessle it'll be the devil to pay yeargh!!!