iPad Centipede by Atari is out!!! ($0.99 sale)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by raps27, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. CrocStock

    CrocStock Well-Known Member

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    Oh coolies, but just another game to avoid because I have spent too much money and time on apps already XD
     
  2. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    YES!! I've been waiting for this!!
     
  3. McGill

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    I need to se a video of this in action...can anyone post a thread to one?
    This was my favorite game as a child.
     
  4. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Centepide < Galaga... I want Galaga
     
  5. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Wow this game is very nice. It's actually much improved over the other 2 Atari ports.

    Basically, there are 3 modes.

    Arcade Mode: Your basic classic Centipede. But with the updated graphics

    Classic Mode: Same as Arcade Mode, but with the old school graphics.

    Ultra Mode: Basically Centipede with all kinds of power ups and a lot more enemies.

    One thing you have to know is that there is no shoot button or anything, it automatically shoots constantly for you.

    And 1337Brian, they are probably going to port all of their classic games. I would imagine Asteroids could be next.

    I definitely recommend it if you liked the other Atari games, or liked Centipede, or like retro games in general (like me :D ) But it is really a great game for everyone. A true "pick up and play" title.
     
  6. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Arn might post a vid, as he even posted an entry about the thread I made about Centipede coming.
     
  7. NotYou

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    That's great that it includes the old school graphics. I'll definitely be picking this up soon.
     
  8. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, my only suggestion would be to add Ultra Mode with the classic graphics, but it's still a fantastic game otherwise
     
  9. Carlos-Sz

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    It's a fun and fast-paced game.

    Slow down when changing levels have to be tweaked.

    The control is nice, with a big area for your finger so it won't get in the way.

    It's better than I thought it would be.

    Of coure it's a game for those that like the old arcade school. :)
     
  10. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Ohh man. I am broke already. I'm dying for a ton of new apps. This forum is killing me with all the new announcements and people raving about the quality. I set aside $5 to get Dropship, and I am not spending that.
     
  11. Chiller ONE

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    Man, I have been waiting for this a long time, I hope its awesome.
     
  12. menom

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    @rootbeersoup
    "One thing you have to know is that there is no shoot button or anything, it automatically shoots constantly for you."

    Bummer - can't stand games that just constantly shoot for you - I'll pass on this then
     
  13. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    I dunno, I find it just as playable and challenging as regular centipede. And it's not one of those games where you need to save ammo. Why wouldn't you be shooting constantly otherwise? But I definitely see where you're coming from.
     
  14. menom

    menom Well-Known Member

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    Yeah - true you'd be firing almost constantly anyway - but it just take the playability down a notch to not have the option

    like in space invaders it's quite fun sometimes to take out the last alien - or in this case segment of catapillar with one, well timed, shot
     
  15. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    There is a fire button......

    The default mode is EASY, which is waaaaay to easy, too many lives and it fires for you automatically.

    If you go into option and switch to Normal or Hard mode, you have
    2 fire buttons that must be pressed on the upper right or left.

    It actually works very well.

    Fantastic game, I love the new additions!
     
  16. menom

    menom Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Griff

    been away and just spotted vie the review - makes Centipede far more of a must have game now
     
  17. ericxd

    ericxd Well-Known Member

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    Yay or nay?
     
  18. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Yay

    Definite yay - if you liked the arcade game, you'll love this!
    It's the best home adaption of centipede I've ever played.
     
  19. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    I agree
     

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