National Game Registry 1980: Centipede

original platform
key personnel
Ed Logg, Dona Bailey

Centipede builds on the ‘menace from above’ gameplay of Space Invaders and Galaxian but replaces outer space and aliens with a mushroom field and an arthropod invasion.  The eponymous centipedes move quickly but their movements are impeded by the mushrooms, which also block the player’s shots.  A high score requires keeping one eye on the descenging centipedes and another on the bottom of the screen where spiders frequently rampage.

Centipede was inducted on April 7th, 2009.

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