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Shack's Arcade Corner: Centipede

This week on Shack's Arcade Corner, we take a look back at Centipede, the classic vertically-oriented fixed shooter arcade game produced by Atari, Inc. in 1980. The game was designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey, one of the first female game developers. Players had to defeat a bunch of insects on screen while avoiding enemy projectiles. The controls allowed the player to move up, down, left and right with a trackball. Centipede came in upright and cocktail arcade cabinets and have held up their value incredibly well. The game has even made cameos in major motion pictures like James Bond's Never Say Never Again. It was also featured in the box office bomb Pixels with Adam Sandler. The game was based on shooting your way to a high score and still holds a special place in our hearts. Please check out this episode for more great information about Centipede.

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