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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Atari's Centipede is easy to learn, but the tension builds relentlessly as the game progresses. Destroy the Centipede as it moves faster and faster through a colorful mushroom field, as well as protect yourself from a deadly Flea and a ferocious Spider. As with Centipede, Atari's Millipede is easy to learn, but the tension builds relentlessly as the game progresses. You'll find many more bugs and the ability to start at higher levels. Hi-def experience: The game includes support for 4:3 and 16:9 aspects rations, including HDTV. Start playing with full-screen anti-aliasing and Dolby Digital surround sound. See the top scores on the Xbox LIVE Leaderboards and score 12 achievements. You can download the game onto your Memory Unit and take your game with you. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Even without the perfect controls, Centipede and Millipede are as much fun today as they were back in the golden age of arcades. Shooting the multi-segmented, multi-legged creepy-crawlies trying to invade your space never seems to get old, and you never die in a way that feels cheap. It's always your fault, so you keep trying one more time.
  2. With a solid list of hard-earned Achievement Points you might just forget that Atari failed to deliver any online modes for the game. Well, almost.
  3. A worthy download if you love hardcore shooters. [Issue#23, p.97]
  4. 57
    I can't help but play the enhanced versions and think that these worthless add-ons drove up development costs and therefore the price.
  5. Centipede and Millipede are the sort of simple, repetitive, no frills shooters you can get more than enough fun out of by playing the free trial version of, so we should be grateful to Microsoft for allowing people to find out why they probably shouldn't bother with this one.
  6. It's all very limited and mind-numbingly repetitive - but the game's also challenging. [July 2007, p.105]
  7. The result is a techno-soundtracked, particle-effects-spewing mess that's no more fun to watch than it is to play. [Aug 2007, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. SnakeLover
    May 3, 2007
    Well worth a solid 8 - brings it all back.
  2. I.B.
    Jun 4, 2007
    Trying to control centipede with ajoystick is a losing proposition.