Not every retro game has stood the test of time quite as well as others. But one I think we can all agree remains just as fresh today as it was back in the day is Centipede.
Developed as a specific attempt to appeal to a broader audience than just the stereotype of young male gamers, Centipede’s bright colours, energetic gameplay, trackball controller and relatable concept made it a big hit with male and female players, both young and old.
This game was a favourite of my whole family growing up… and my mother was nigh-unbeatable at both this and its sequel Millipede!
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2 thoughts on “Atari A to Z Flashback: Centipede”
Got to love Centipede – it’s one of those perfect arcade games with a great mix of difficulty and randomness. And it translated nicely to home systems too. 🙂
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