Centipede Infestation (3DS) – Hands-On First Impressions
As a fan of the original Centipede for arcade and Atari consoles, I was excited to hear they were bringing Centipede Infestation to both Nintendo 3DS and Wii. I got some hands-on time with the 3DS version, and I have to admit I was not impressed. To start with, it is not like the original Centipede at all. Instead, you play a human who stands in the middle of the game screen and shoot centipede-like bugs and spiders that come at you from all angles. They turned the classic into a dual-stick shooter without a second analog stick. Rather than using the touch-screen, like Geometry Wars, they use the ABXY buttons to shoot in only up, down, left, and right directions. This makes it extremely difficult to attack the waves of enemies. Unless changes are made, I suggest staying away from this iteration of the Centipede franchise.