Centipede is a arcade game developed by XOR Corporation in 1983 from an original idea by Ed Logg. Centipede can be enjoyed by 1 player from a 3rd person, side view perspective.
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|view:||3rd person, side view|
|multiplayer:||single player only|
|distribution:||5,25 floppy disk|
|popularity:||1381 page views|
In 1983, Milton Bradley released a board game based on the video game. The board game pits two players against each other in a race to be the first person to the opponent's home base with a centipede. Each player can utilize a blaster, as well as a scorpion and spider, to slow the opposing centipede's advance.
Centipede is regarded as the first arcade game created by a woman, Dona Bailey.
In 1982, Buckner & Garcia recorded a song called "Ode to a Centipede" using sound effects from the game and released it on the album Pac-Man Fever.