Centipede Arcade Cabinet

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This is a arcade shooter, designed and programmed by Dona Bailey and Ed Logg, it was designed to appeal to female players, as it was not biased to either gender. They succeeded, and it is estimated that 60% of the players were female, compared to 95% of Defender players being male.

It became one of the most commercially successful cabs in the early history of arcades. And features the player battling Centipedes, spiders, scorpions and fleas, completing the round by destroying the centipede working its way down from the top of the screen.

Unlike games like Space invaders, the player is able to move up and down as well as left or right to avoid the enemies

The game has been ported to many home systems.

 

Manufacturer: Atari
Date: 1980



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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH62971. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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