Centipede Arcade Cabinet

 Home > Browse Our Collection > Arcade Machines > Centipede Arcade Cabinet

This is an 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

Comment on This Page

Other Systems Related To Centipede Arcade Cabinet:

Item Manufacturer Date
Atari 800 with Programmer Kit Atari Inc 1st January 1979
Atari 400 with Aftermarket Keyboard Atari November 1979
Atari 800 Atari November 1979
Atari 400 Atari November 1979
Atari 1200XL Atari 1982
Atari 800XL Atari 1983
Atari 600XL Atari June 1983
Atari 520 STFM Atari 1985
Atari 65XE Atari 1985
Atari 520ST (boxed) + External hard drive + software Atari 1985
Atari 520 STM Atari 1st January 1985
Atari 1040 STE Atari 1986
Atari 520 STM Atari 12th September 1986
Atari Mega ST 2 Atari 1987
Atari ST Mega 1040 Tower Power Atari 1988
Atari 1040STFM Atari 1989
Atari 1040STFM (David Arnold) Atari 1989
Atari 520 STE Atari 1989
Atari 1040STF Atari 1989
Atari Portfolio Atari 1989
Atari Stacy 2 Atari 9th December 1989
Atari Mega 4 Atari 1990
Atari TT030 Atari 1990
Atari Falcon Atari 1990
Atari Mega/STE Atari 1991

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


Centipede Arcade Cabinet

Click on the Image(s) For Detail


Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum