Does anyone remember playing Atari’s Centipede in the arcade or your local diner? Have you ever wanted to play Centipede during your commute or while you are sitting on the toilet? We have good news for you. Consumers can now play Centipede on the IPhones, IPads and their Android devices. Atari released a version of Centripede with some enhancements called Centipede: Origins on the iOS and Android platforms for $0.99.
In Centipede. you help garden gnome defend the garden from the long mult-leg pests known as centipedes as well as other bugs. However rather than using a trackball you touch the area of the screen right below the Gnome to move him while shooting laser bullets at the invading insects raining down on your vegetables. If you like playing video games from your childhood you will enjoy Centipede Origins. We enjoyed the game play but found the Centipede Origins screens and text hard to read because they are small and don’t expand in size like many mobile games.
Here’s Atari’s description of Centipede Origins:
In this evolution of Centipede, players have all-new weapons and gadgets such as grenades and the memorable mushroom men at their disposal to exterminate the insect invaders. Using coins that may be acquired in-game or through purchase, weapons and gadgets can be fully upgraded for the gnomes to wield in the war against the swarm. Use the latest in technology to help the garden gnomes protect their world from centipedes and bugs!
Centipede: Origins features include:
Use three upgradeable weapons (with more to come!), like the Grenades and Boom Shot, that will lay waste to the onslaught of bugs and centipedes.
Use three upgradeable gadgets (with more to come!), like the Fly Trap and the Time Warp, to gain the upper hand in your battle to eliminate the insects.
Acquire coins through in-game accomplishments or via in-app purchase to upgrade weapons and gadgets and improve your battle capabilities.
Play through four different environments that unlock as players progress through the game.
Earn achievements, compete on leaderboards and share scores with friends via Twitter and Facebook.