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The Exterminator, developed by Windmill Software, pays homage to the classic Centipede game from Atari, capturing the essence of the original while offering its own unique spin. The game features a familiar setting of a level playing field filled with mushrooms, and you control a shooting character (whose identity adds an air of mystery) that moves along the bottom rows of the screen. The centipede, with its head and body segments, makes its way towards you, and your goal is to shoot it down. The shooting mechanics are reminiscent of the original, where shooting a segment splits the centipede like a worm. However, The Exterminator adds its own twist with mushrooms that obstruct your shots, created when you shoot a segment, and other insects that add an additional layer of challenge. Colliding with an insect results in losing a life, adding an element of strategy to the gameplay.
While paying homage to Centipede, The Exterminator offers competent gameplay that keeps you engaged for a few minutes. The game retains the simplicity of the original, which is a testament to the timeless appeal of Centipede. Fans of the classic will appreciate the nostalgic familiarity, and while The Exterminator may not introduce groundbreaking innovations, it is a solid and enjoyable clone that offers a reminiscent experience for fans of the original. So, if you're in the mood for some classic arcade action, The Exterminator is a worthy choice that will undoubtedly bring back memories of the iconic Atari classic.
Game category: Commodore 64 games