Arcade Classics Centipede Review (Basic Fun!)

Arcade Classics Centipede
What It Is
You don't need to head to the arcades to experience old-school video games when you've got Basic Fun's Arcade Classics: Centipede. This compact version of the classic 1980s Atari arcade game is formatted to be played like a miniature version of the original. The gameplay slightly differs, but works using the standard arcade game tools: joystick to move and the button to fire. 

Centipede is a classic fixed shooter arcade game. A giant centipede works its way vertically down the screen, along with fleas, spiders, and scorpions. It's up to you, the player, to take aim and shoot them down to earn points and move on to the next level of game play.

Is It Fun?
We like that gameplay is really easy to pick up yet still requires some strategy. The real fun though comes in the form of the design. While so many of the old school classic arcade games are being re-imagined as apps for the 21st Century, we like that these toys have downsized the original format for handheld play on the go, without the need for smart devices. 

The bonus for older fans of the game is that even if you die, you don't have to add coins to keep playing! 

Who It’s For
The Arcade Classics Centipede game is from Basic Fun, a division of The Bridge Direct and made for ages 8 and up. Adults will like the nostalgia factor of these games both for themselves and as a way to share the games from their youth with their own kids. 
What To Be Aware Of

Additional Arcade Classics game reviews can also be found on TTPM, including Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Centipede.

Three AA batteries are required and included for try-me purposes. We suggest swapping them out for the best play experience. 

Be sure to power-down the mini arcade when not in use to preserve the battery.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy