my new dedicated Millipede page.
Soon to be together in
(this is my latest project)
to also play Atari Millipede
can I tell you about Centipede that you don't already know? I fell
in love with this game early after its arrival in the arcade. I thought it was a
little different than other shoot 'em ups. For one thing, the screen was full of
things to shoot at! There wasn't anything invinsible. I liked getting a new
man every 12,000 points, and especially the sound it made. The action was so
frantic, and I would be so caught up in the 'battle', that it would seem like that sound
was going off every few seconds.
Centipede took my
attention away from Battlezone, and that was no easy task! I used
to always try to avoid clearing enough mushrooms to let the fleas come down, until I saw a
guy playing who was blowing my scores away. He would purposely clear away the lower
shrooms so that the fleas would come in droves! The upper part of the screen would
FILL with mushrooms and the centipedes would charge to the bottom so fast! The games
pace was totally awesome and the action was absolute mayhem! I never played
conservatively again! This is the only way to play Centipede, as
far as I'm concerned!
Centipede would get
my heart pumping and my nerves on edge within SECONDS of dropping in my quarter!
There was no other game like that! Especially not Battlezone, my
other favourite at the time. There's been a lot said about how this game was the
first designed by a woman. Well, it sure is interesting to know that now, but then,
I didn't have a clue that that was the case. I just loved the game!
got a marquee from ebay*
I've also got a flyer
here are the ROMs 2
PCB pinouts and Centipede to
Millipede conversion info