Centipede: Infestation Video Game Review

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Centipede: Infestation Nintendo Wii video game

I received the new Centipede: Infestation video game from Atari. The kids and I played the Nintendo Wii version over the weekend (there’s also a Nintendo 3DS version). Centipede: Infestation is a run-n-gun shooting style arcade game. It involves a lot of shooting because you’re trying to kill all the mutant bugs before they kill you. Centipede: Infestation is a remake of the classic Centipede video game. I don’t remember the old version, but this version features more than killer centipedes. There are also killer ants, spiders, aphids, beetles, caterpillars, grubs, and scorpions. The game reminded me of the Starship Troopers movies, except most of the bugs in the game seem to be smaller than the ones in the movies. Bottom line: the game is fun and highly addictive. Centipede: Infestation video game is available now for $29.99. It is rated E10+ for violence (you have to kill a lot of bugs to survive).

In Centipede: Infestation storyline, the main characters are Max and Maisy, who has a collection of seeds that hold the secret to bringing plant life back to the wasteland. Your job, as Max, is to grow new gardens and protect the last natural resources on earth. In order to do that, you have fight off all the giant bugs.

What I like about Centipede: Infestation

  • The game is simple to play
  • You don’t need to read the short instructions, but it’s helpful if you do
  • It’s very addictive (maybe this is a bad thing)
  • Up to two players can play the game
  • There are over 21 weapons (such as flamethrowers, goofy grenade launchers, laser guns, messy machine guns, pulse guns, etc)
  • It’s only $29.99
  • The game includes a code to unlock the missle command pack for Max

What I didn’t like about Centipede: Infestation

  • It requires a system menu update for my Wii before I could play the game
  • It’s easy to lose track of your character when there are two players running around
  • The graphics are only so-so, but that’s not really a big issue for this type of game
  • Probably a little too violent for young children

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