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Here is my Version of Atari's arcade classic shooter Centipede.

In 1980 Dona Bailey developed the arcade game Centipede for Atari.
It was the first arcade game designed by a woman and became one of the most successful
arcade video games (see: Killer List of Video Games).

My kids and I already had a lot of fun with this Pico8-Centipede-Version and we are working
on an update! Wait and see!!...


P#72756 2020-02-05 08:44

Wow, great work! I'm not the most familiar with the original, so I'm not one to say how it compares, but this plays great!

P#72758 2020-02-05 11:26

This is really well done!

P#72774 2020-02-05 16:14

Great graphics and all, @lummi, but is decidedly harder to play compared to the original because of Pico-8's smaller resolution and using 8-vertical pixels per mushroom.

As you can see there are a lot more vertical levels to place the mushrooms.

Here is a video of the original arcade:


Suggest Mushrooms take 6 or less pixels of vertical space and the Centipede itself only travels down 6-pixels as well.

Also even holding down the firing button as they all came down a narrow corridor I could not shoot them all and was overrun. You can do so in the original. I think the shooting speed is too slow perhaps is why this happens.

P#72778 2020-02-05 16:54 ( Edited 2020-02-05 16:57)

Thanks for praise and criticism!

@dw817, I tried a 6 pixel step already and wasn't that happy with the gameplay. The tunneling from the original version also works perfectly on my computer. Maybe you are lacking in practice.

P#72792 2020-02-05 21:10

@dw817, short example: tunneling

P#72796 2020-02-05 21:44



@lummi, that's what happened with me. Except they got me. That's fine. I'm no good at these arcade games now - but I do remember how they went then.

P#72797 2020-02-06 00:22 ( Edited 2020-02-06 00:42)

Nice! Guess I need to add this to Pico Arcade!

P#72919 2020-02-08 21:03

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