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Average Player Score Based on 508 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 508 ratings
  1. 10 (82)
  2. 9 (121)
  3. 8 (175)
  4. 7 (81)
  5. 6 (23)
  6. 5 (7)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (10)

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  • User Rating 2.6

    Amusing at first...

    Rated on July 29, 2006 by dungeonboss

    I honestly think this game is overrated. At first its really addictive, until you realize you've wasted hours without a sense of accomplishment. And in 2006 no really gives a crap if you got ove 10 mi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    the original and it is awesome!

    Rated on July 30, 2006 by MELEEmonkey

    this and pole position are like the only two atari games i own that i have enjoyed since the year they came out (1982) this game is awesome! i think the centipedes are like aliens (just looking at the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Graphics aren't everything, and Centipede proves it.

    Rated on October 03, 2009 by Blueguy93

    If you haven't played this in either the arcades or the 2600, you're missing out. Easily one of the best arcade games ever made, Centipede was also one of the best games on the 2600. Any Atari fan sho...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Old School game worth lots of pennies, that is if you can find it.

    Rated on March 24, 2005 by gissamuel

    I have always loved the Commodore 64, sitting there playing Concentration, Mrs. Pac-man, and Centipede. Never play on the thing much these days, but that is what happens when you have an old system wi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    The real shooter

    Rated on July 23, 2008 by hsedai

    Centipede was the original button mashing frenzy game. Both the graphics and the sound were subpar by today's standards but were rich and rewarding back then. You could hear that the spider was arou...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.4

    Fun but outdated

    Rated on May 09, 2005 by MedevilDragon

    Centipede for the 2600 was one of the first games I ever played, and was so impressed by it's game play and selection of colour you could play it in. of course back then for us games any one of them w...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Instant Classic!!!

    Rated on June 15, 2005 by wcfs25

    Talk about instant classic. You get to shoot at this gigantic centipede before he wreaks havoc. What I like about this game is that you can play it over and over again and not get bored. I know t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    An arcade game of blasting bugs makes it to your home game console.

    Rated on December 22, 2005 by mtdewtag

    The story is you are sent to protect a forest and must use your magic wand to blast a centipede and his bug cohorts. Gameplay unlike the arcade version the Atari game opted to use the joystick. Li...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The first of it's kind Centipede and it is Hot! Mushroom dropping Centipede on a rampage looking to eat you up. Shoot em

    Rated on March 09, 2009 by Gokunami

    The first of it's kind Centipede and it is Hot! Mushroom dropping Centipede on a rampage looking to eat you up. Shoot em all before they get you. Don't let them devastate you as they march slowly then...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Often imitated, never duplicated.

    Rated on February 25, 2008 by garey017

    In case you've been locked in a closet the past 20 plus years, centipede is a shoot em up type arcade style game. Your player is at the bottom of the screen, and you have the ability of moving left &...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.