Whether you’re looking through rose-tinted glasses or just remember it as a bit a myth from years gone by, Centipede immediately ushers up many memories. Now though it’s time to create new glories with the release of the next-gen optimised Centipede: Recharged.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC through both Steam and the Epic Games Store, Centipede: Recharged rehashes and reworks the classsic from 1981 as we get the chance to get centipede shooting , collecting power-ups, fighting for high scores and enjoyiing the greatest insect extermination game of all time.
It’s priced at a mere £7.99 from the Xbox Store – where it’s fully optimised for Xbox Series X|S – and should you decide to drop in on the action will find a host of brilliant Centipede features in tow. Fully updated with super smooth gameplay, complete with a ton of power-ups, full of challenge (no less than 30 challenges to partake in here) and allowing for highscore and leaderboard grabbing, Centipede: Recharged looks to be a beaut – especially should you be able to drag a local cooperative friend in for bug blasting together.
In all, the key features of Centipede: Recharged on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC include…
- Old Meets New: Classic Centipede gameplay updated for smooth control, and visuals for modern PCs and consoles
- Powered Up: A dozen power-ups are yours for the taking – scare enemies away, catch them off guard with a side-shot, drop a row of bombs, and more
- Challenge: Compete in a series of 30 challenges designed to put even the most seasoned players to the test
- Compete: Reach the top of country global leaderboards for arcade and individual challenge modes
- Bring a Friend: Play local co-op with a friend in every mode .. blast bugs and chase scores together
- Get in the Groove: Get into the rhythm of a good run to the original score by Megan McDuffee
“We’re so excited to bring these classic, genre-defining games to modern consoles,” said Wade Rosen, CEO, Atari. “Our goal is to create faithful adaptations that ooze with nostalgia and style, and we’re looking forward to providing that to the old school fans that loved Centipede as kids, and a new generation of players who appreciate high-quality arcade action and 80’s aesthetic.”
Also available on Atari’a new premium gaming option – the Atari VCS – if you’re up for continuing the fight that you started all those decades ago then it’s probably well worth you grabbing Centipede: Recharged. The Xbox Store is right here, but you’ll find it present and correct on all the other stores as well.
Let us know if you pick it up and stay tuned for a full review from us very soon.
Edit: And if Centipede floats your boat, you’ll no doubt be super excited to hear that Atari are following with a few more Recharged retro affairs too, namely Black Widow: Recharged on October 28th, followed by Asteroids: Recharged and Breakout: Recharged later in Q4 2021.
“Our goal with the Recharged series is to both honor these arcade classics and make them feel fresh and modern,” said Wade Rosen, CEO, Atari. “We want to revisit the pick-up-and-play, high-intensity arcade action that everyone loves, but with fresh surprises.”
The original bug-blasting arcade game is back! Centipede: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals designed for modern screens, a 16:9 field of play, and an original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee. Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard. Or test your skills and rank on the boards in one of 30 intensely creative challenges, which twist the gameplay in new and exciting ways. A dozen new power-ups can give you an edge by introducing abilities like screen-clearing explosions, rail guns, and even slowing down time. Every mode and level is playable in local co-op mode with a friend.