Centipede is one of my favorite games of all time. Many times over the past years I have stated that the future of redemption is video redemption or ‘videmption’, a new name that I give credit to Kevin Williams for coining. Arcade Heroes has just reported that, “New Centipede Videmption Game Spotted On Location Test” – Centipede Chaos
Heroes goes on, “The current IP holders (Atari SA) have been happy to license their classics out to developers interested in making use of them. For arcades we’ve seen two remakes hit the scene in recent times – first with Atari Breakout by Coastal Amusements followed this past year with the Atari PONG Table by UNIS.
“Now the beloved arcade classic Centipede will be joining them, helmed by the experienced crews at Play Mechanix and ICE. AH writer SaraAB87 recently got the chance to play the game when visiting her local Dave & Busters in upper New York state. She said: ‘Graphically, this new take on Centipede resembles the movie Pixels. It plays with the same concept as the original game, but now there are power-ups, it supports three players at the same time and you use a joystick move your character instead of the trackball.’ [Frank-It appears that Raw Thrills/ICE have added multiple wave progressions and of course, timing changes to create a challenging redemption attraction.]