Centipede: Recharged was released on September 29, 2021 by Atari. The game was developed by Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox. Centipede: Recharged a reimagination of the classic 1981 Centipede game.

The original bug-blasting arcade game is back! Centipede: Recharged has been reimagined for modern gameplay, with vibrant visuals designed for modern screens, a 16:9 field of play, and an original soundtrack from award-winning video game composer Megan McDuffee.

The game offers a lot more shorter centipedes compared to the original. The powerups do not last long but they can help clear a swarm of centipedes or spiders fast.

Aim for a high score in the old school arcade mode and earn bragging rights with your name at the top of the leaderboard. Or test your skills and rank on the boards in one of 30 intensely creative challenges, which twist the gameplay in new and exciting ways.

A dozen new power-ups can give you an edge by introducing abilities like screen-clearing explosions, rail guns, and even slowing down time. Every mode and level is playable in local co-op mode with a friend.


  • Classic Centipede gameplay updated for smooth control, and visuals for modern PCs and consoles
  • A dozen power-ups are yours for the taking – scare enemies away, catch them off guard with a side-shot, drop a row of bombs, and more
  • Compete in a series of 30 challenges designed to put even the most seasoned players to the test
  • Reach the top of country global leaderboards for arcade and individual challenge modes
  • Play local co-op with a friend in every mode .. blast bugs and chase scores together
  • Get into the rhythm of a good run to the original score by Megan McDuffee

It’s great to see Atari getting back into the gaming industry after going broke several times in the past. Now Centipede: Recharged steps with a careful homage to the great game of old.

The powerups are time limited and time is shown on the border of the game as it get smaller the time runs low. Powerups can remain for at least 30 seconds so if one is in use it can be plaid out before the enxt one is selected.

In the original, Atari’s proprietary POKEY sound chip, the same one used in their 8-bit computers and the infamous Atari 5200, is used to give the iconic sounds. Each of the enemies has a distinct sound, giving the player a cue to plan a strategy to deal with them. Recharged gives them more realistic sounds, which again, sound better in theory than in practice.

Centipede: Recharged has full controller support which is hard pressed to emulate a cabinet game controls. The original cabinet game used a trackball but this game does not recognize the one in the studio.


Operating SystemWindows 7 or better
CPUDual core or better
Memory4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space400 MB
Graphics HardwareIntegrated or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required