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Centipede®: Origins

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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!


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Customer Reviews

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.......

"Centipede: Origins Review"

Though this is ABSOLUTELY killing me to say, I go back to when the original "Centipede" was an arcade game. I enjoyed playing it then even though I found the ball that was used to maneuver your shooter a bit on the awkward side to control, and I enjoy it more now. I find maneuvering the shooter by sliding him in whatever direction you want him to go much easier to control than that ball in the original arcade game ever was and I like how this is a more elaborate version of the game without taking away from the original concept of it. It is really nicely done! I honestly expected to get nothing more than the basic original version of this game made to work for an iPad and that was it so it was really a nice surprise to see the new modified version. This game is DEFINITELY worthy of five-stars and I would have given it more if I could have. I also gave it a "like" for Facebook too. Please eep up the wonderful work!


Oh my gosh I Love this game! When I was surfing my apps. In the iTunes store I was shocked to fine it. I used to play it daily back in the day. It takes me back to old school days when kids played these kind of video games at your local, town game station places. Where you & some or all your friends would go after school with the $$ you were supposed to buy your lunch with, but instead went to the Arcade after school. I think you've done an excellent job with making this game & making it available for my iPad! It's funny when I tell my kids we played it on Atari & they get that blank look on their face & say " what"? Great fun!!!

Centipede®: Origins
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 51.3 MB
  • Language: English
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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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