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  • Publisher: Atari
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 10.0 MB
  • Version: 2.6
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: Destroy the Centipede attacking before it reaches the bottom of the garden.

Centipede Ultra for the iPhone is a true mobile evolution of Atari's classic. Watch out for fleas, bees, spiders, scorpions, earwigs, ladybugs, mosquitoes, and inchworms. For the first time ever players have 9 new power ups, like an uber-laser, bombs, rapid fire and more. These new power ups amp this classic arcade shooter to new intensity levels. Also includes two player support; see if you can you get the high score!

Weapon Upgrades
Rapid Fire: For 10 seconds, the players Shooter fires automatically and at double the normal auto-fire speed.

Multi-Shot: For 10 shots, the players Shooter fires three parallel bullets each time it is fired.

Power Shot: For 10 shots, each shot fired by the players Shooter counts as 4 for the purposes of damaging and destroying Mushrooms and Poison Mushrooms.

Reflect Shot: For 10 shots, the players Shooter fires diagonally to the left and right (two shots each time fired) and those shots will reflect off of the sides of the Player and Main Zones if they do not hit an enemy Anti-Centipede Laser: For 5 seconds, the players Shooter fires a continuous beam of light towards the top of the screen. Any enemy caught in the laser is destroyed and does not create a Mushroom in its wake.

Environmental Power-Ups
Time Slow: For 10 seconds, all enemies move at 50% speed.

DDT (Bomb): Destroys all enemies on screen instantly.

Burst: Destroys all enemies within a certain radius of the Burst Power-Up instantly.

Swarm: Spawns 5 additional non-Centipede enemies instantly.

Developed by Griptonite Games
02-09-2011, 08:22 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 105
Not sure how it will handle with touch, but it is an instant buy for me! I am excited to not only see Atari classics, but revamped ones. Would love to see updated versions of Asteroids, Adventure, Yar's Revenge and more of their extensive back catalog.

Now we need Midway to bring their classics out.

02-09-2011, 08:40 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Same here, just about to buy it.

Wish there was a compilation for a few Atari VCS original games though, used to play them on an emulator on my old Pocket PC. Need something similar on iOS.
02-09-2011, 08:46 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
Can anyone confirm if this version is the same as the one atari previously released and then pulled when they left the AppStore?
02-09-2011, 08:51 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 986
I would like to know that myself. I love centipede some reviews if anyone has some. Thank you
02-09-2011, 08:55 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 618
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
Can anyone confirm if this version is the same as the one atari previously released and then pulled when they left the AppStore?
Looks the same to me. I just ran the old copy and it has the "ultra" mode with the same graphics. I then checked the app store and (of course) Centipede has been rereleased as a different game. No updates for us early customers, it seems.

What do you get when you cross Robotron with Bomberman? - Coverfire HD
02-09-2011, 08:57 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 473
Looks like it's the same deal with "Missile Command Ultra," which I missed the first time around.

Does the new Centipede Ultra have the retro mode in it like the old version?
02-09-2011, 09:01 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Same here, just about to buy it.

Wish there was a compilation for a few Atari VCS original games though, used to play them on an emulator on my old Pocket PC. Need something similar on iOS.
Get "Minotaur Rescue." It looks like Atari VCS Asteroids, but is a lot more fun. It's like Carmack said about his iOS Doom remake: "like you remember it, which is better than it actually was."

Other VCS remakes worth looking at:
Atlantis Invaders
AirFox

Looks like Adventure is no longer available.
02-09-2011, 09:10 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 986
I wish there was a lite version of every game I wish I had a dime for every game I bought and deleted because it looked good and it was not.
02-09-2011, 09:55 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,481
Yep, this looks exactly like the old version. Those of us who bought it are screwed by Atari out of updates. No sale.