Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Alias : CENTIBUG
Game Type : Arcade Shoot-'Em-Up Centipede In Field
Author : Richard M.P. Hanson
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: CENTIPEDE, Superior, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : 1988: 10 COMPUTER HITS 3, Beau Jolly, £9.95
1989: PRES GAMES DISC 6, PRES, £9.95
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier : SUPERIOR, Department C, Ground Floor, Regent House, Skinner
Lane, LEEDS 7
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
The centibug descends from the top of the screen weaving intimidatingly between the mushrooms. Your objective is to shoot all of the segments of the centibug before it reaches the bottom of the screen.
Features include: spiders, snails, flies, six skill levels, hi-score, rankings and increasing difficulty.
Z - Left, X - Right, <DELETE> - Fire
Instructions' Source : 10 COMPUTER HITS 3 (Beau Jolly) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
Another entry into the insect world. A long, hungry caterpillar wends its way from the top of the screen to the bottom where you are located. Can you stop the vicious little beastie or will it eat you alive?
There are six skill levels to keep you on your toes. You dodge around the bottom of the screen using the Z and X keys to control movement, hitting the Delete key to blow the centipede to kingdom come.
While you're doing this you have to keep your eye open for the nasty spider that hangs around your end of the screen as he, too, will eat you if he can. Also the poor, inoffensive little snail which wanders across the screen is worth a shot or two for, harmless though it is, it's worth 1,000 points. Collect 10,000 or 20,000 points and you get extra lives.
The sound and graphics are very good, the instructions clear and the choice of keys simple to use. It's an amusing and entertaining game for those with fast fingers and a dislike of creepy-crawlies.
Peter Gray, ELECTRON USER 1.10