Centipede review - Nintendo Gameboy
A moderately successful blaster which used a rollerball control system for quick play. Later sired a sequel called Millipede.
GAME: The garden has gone mad! Blast away at rogue centipedes, snails and fleas as they head down the screen.
What the Mean Machines staff thought
This old fave of mine is dogged by a couple of flaws. Firstly, the controls are sluggish and vague and make high-speed accurate point-and-shoot play frustratingly difficult and secondly the large playfield of the original machine has been shrunk down and consequently play feels cramped. Another thing to be warned of is that it's not very challenging - even on the top level- and after a while the relentless and unchanging gamplay gets dull, even with the two two-player modes it offers.