The classic 1980s arcade shooter is making a comeback with Atari Centipede. This classic arcade video game was a huge hit back when it was first released. Can you handle a trip back to the '80s? Then let's see if you've got what it takes to make it through the game.
In this fixed-shooter arcade game, you use your bug blaster to fend off centipedes, spiders, scorpions, and fleas. In this game, your goal is to keep playing for as long as possible. Your shooter can be controlled by the touchpad, mouse, or keyboard arrows. The bug blaster will shoot tiny darts at the segmented centipede, which has anywhere from ten to twelve legs and body segments. When shot, each piece multiplies into a mushroom. And each fragment proceeds separately on its journey to you. You can kill the centipede by shooting it in the head. Get in position to fire darts at the centipede; if you hit it in the middle, it will split in two. When the centipede reaches the screen's bottom, it begins to travel back and forth within your play area, and single-segmented "head" centipedes will begin to appear at random intervals. Bugs need your attention, too! They pose a threat to your insect blaster but also provide an opportunity for you to rack up extra points.
How To Play Atari Centipede