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Back in 1980, Atari released an arcade game called Centipede. It became a smash success due to the frenzied gameplay and simplified controls (and it also helps that one play of the game only costs 25 cents).
But nowadays, game makers are looking for some new and fresh ideas – and end up rehashing the old ones. The Wii version of the arcade version is called Centipede: Infestation and it takes the old school game play of the arcade games and gives it a facelift.
You are no longer in some blackened area blasting an endless army of bugs and spiders – instead, you are on some wasteland or some lush green land blasting a set number of bugs and spiders.
This game follows the story of Maisy and Max as they travel through the land restoring gardens. In order to do that, they have to get rid of the large creepy crawlies that have taken over the land.
Where did these creatures come from? Well, they are ordinary bugs and spiders mutated by an atomic bomb that was dropped a long time before the game starts (oops.)
But the best features of the game are the vast different guns and the vast different bugs and spiders that are featured. This game can keep you on your toes with the frenzied action in each level (maybe not as much as the arcade version). But using the Wiimote as a pointer to point out where to shoot can take some time to get used to – especially when some enemies take a lot of hits before going down.
There are forty levels and five boss fights featured in the game, and I had a great time playing the game. But after the game ends, there’s not much reason to go back and give it a second go.
Still, fans of the arcade game will like Centipede: Infestation a lot – even if only for a short while. RENT IT.