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"4.5/5 Stars We heartily recommend buying Centipede: Origins. It just goes to show that it's possible to take an old classic and actually improve on it"
"A fun new take on the 80’s classic"
"…delivers plenty enough replay value to be a solid timekiller."
Inspired by the Atari classic, Centipede: Origins brings an entirely new level of bug-blasting fun to the world-renowned franchise.
Evil, plant-munching vermin are swarming into your precious garden and rapidly destroying everything!
You, a peace-loving gnome, have no choice than to wage an all-out war against these vile creepy crawlies.
Using extreme weapons and gadgets, protect your garden from the ambush of vicious bugs and the dreaded CENTIPEDE.
Who will survive: GNOMES or BUGS?! YOU DECIDE!
•6 Upgradeable weapons that will lay waste to the onslaught of bugs and centipedes! Use the grenades, rapid fire and others to eliminate the insects! More to be included soon!
•7 Upgradeable gadgets such as the Fly Trap, the Time Warp and others to give you the upper hand in your battle with the bugs and centipedes! More to come soon!
•Collect coins to buy upgrades and help you protect the world of the gnomes!
•8 playable levels including Bumpkinpatch Gardens, Bumpkinpatch Aerial, Tarpit Excavation, Valley of Flowers and others that can be purchased as you progress through the game!
More features to come!
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What's New in Version 1.4
Winter finally arrived in Centipede: Origins!
Celebrate the Winter Holidays with festive lights, fluffy snow and eye-catching Christmas decorations!
The gnomes were busy fixing (and squashing) some bugs so that you could enjoy smoother gameplay over the Holidays.
Visit often since the gnomes have some EXTRA SURPRISES shortly for all you to enjoy and help you rid those pesky Centipedes and other creepy crawlies!
Get into the holiday spirit and check out all the new stuff!
Imaginative take on a classic game
Having grown up with Centipede ever since the original hit the arcades back when I was in grade school, I'm thoroughly delighted to see this latest version work so smoothly. Like Pac-Man, I have seen/played so many variations throughout a lifetime of Centipede's existance, and this is one that improves on the original without sacrificing the easy addicting gameplay so essential to it.
I'm unsure at the moment as to whether there's an option to adjust how quickly you can move across the screen, so for now I'm docking a star. Meanwhile, its overall fantasy-style presentation (which harkens back to the outer cabinet illustrations on Centipede II) reminds me strongly of the freebie "Centipede" comic that came bundled with the original Atari 2600 cartridge of the game (those of you who encountered it will know exactly what I'm talking about). Also, it's great to see that firing is now *finally* automatic, which especially makes sense on an iPhone (did anyone EVER take their hand off the Fire button in ANY version of the game? It might as well have never existed and been automatic anyway!). A fun purchase for on-the-go or even lounging around.
At this rate I'd say the Nintendo handheld's days are severely numbered.......
A classic returns
One of the few classic arcade games that has been adapted successfully to the iPhone. Well done! One minor complaint; it's difficult to see what the peds are doing once they get below you on the screen. It's also difficult to blast away the mushrooms on the left and right edges. Both of these problems are due the the controls as you move with a cursor set below your Avitar. Still worthy of a 5 star rating though.
Great take on an old classic
I loved playing the original Centipede, and I'm happy that this game takes the arcade version and expands on it with boosts, gadgets, and potions. However, I'm a purist, so I often play with nothing but the bow and arrows I start off with. The addition of different maps and enemies also helps put a new twist on the fun of the classic arcade game. Well done Atari, and I'm anxiously waiting for what's next!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 06, 2012
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 51.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Atari, Interactive
- Centipede®: Origins © 2012 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Centipede® is a trademark owned by Atari Interactive, Inc. Developed by Koolhaus Games Inc. Marketed and distributed by Atari, Inc., New York, NY. Atari and the Atari logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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