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Millipede [Model CX26118]

Atari 2600 cart. published 38 years ago by Atari, Inc.

Millipede [Model CX26118] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Millipede © 1984 Atari, Incorporated.

An army of menacing millipedes - cousins to the famed Centipede - have invaded your garden patch, and you must shoot arrows at them to rid your plot of these pesky pests. But wait! The millipedes aren't the only insidious insects you have to destroy. Jumping spiders, buzzing bees, bouncing beetles, mosquitoes, dragonflies, inchworms, and earwigs all have unique and deadly powers of their own!

TECHNICAL

Model CX26118

TRIVIA

Export releases:
[PAL] "Millipede [Model CX26118P]"

As GCC had developed Centipede for Atari, they figured that Atari would tap them to do the port of Millipede as well. As they knew that time would be tight, they decided to start without getting the go ahead from Atari. Atari on the other hand decided to go with its own internal developers to program Millipede to prove that they could do just a good a job as GCC. Depending on who you ask either Atari knew that GCC was continuing to develop their version and was going to make an eleventh hour decision on which on to use (a friendly little programming competition as it were), or Atari was always planning on using their internal version and knew nothing about the GCC version. Either way, due to internal politics, Atari went with its own version and the GCC version never saw the light of day. Rumor has it that Dave Staugas also made a harder version of Millipede for his own private use, however this version has not been found yet.

TIPS AND TRICKS

* Make sure you keep your eye on the millipede while you're getting rid of the other pests. The millipede can sneak up on you if you're not careful, so keep it under control.

* If a millipede touches a poisonous mushroom - poisonous mushrooms are colored differently from most - watch out! The millipede will charge directly at you!

* When the insects swarm, you're in for big trouble if you're not alert. Only a spider can enter the garden while the mosquitoes, bees, or dragonflies are swarming. You get 100 extra points (above the normal point value) for the second swarming bug you destroy, 200 for the third, and so forth - up to 1,000 extra points per bug. But beware! Swarming bugs fly fast and furious!

* Each insect has its own unique sound, so keep your ears open and you can anticipate what will be coming next.

STAFF

Sound: Robert Vieira, Andrew Fuchs
Graphics: Jerome Domurat
Programmer: Dave Staugas

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[US] Microsoft XBOX (nov.16, 2004) "Atari Anthology [Model 26084]"
[US] Sony PS2 (nov.22, 2004) "Atari Anthology [Model SLUS-21076]"
[JP] Microsoft XBOX (aug.4, 2005) "Atari Anthology [Model B7X-00001]"
[US] Sony PlayStation 4 (oct.18, 2016) "Atari Flashback Classics Vol.1"
[US] Microsoft XBOX One (nov.1, 2016) "Atari Flashback Classics Vol.1"

HANDHELDS:
[US] Nintendo DS (mar.8, 2011) "Atari Greatest Hits Vol.2 [Model NTR-BR7E-USA]"

COMPUTERS:
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.11, 2003) "Atari - 80 Classic Games in One! [Model 25069J]"
[US] Steam (mar.24, 2016) "Atari Vault [Model 400020]"

OTHERS:
[US] "Atari Flashback" (2004)
[US] "Atari Flashback 2" (2005)
[US] "Atari Flashback 2+" (feb.22, 2010)
[US] "Atari Flashback 3" (sept.16, 2011)
[US] "Atari Flashback 4" (nov.13, 2012)
[US] "Atari Flashback 5" (oct.1, 2014)
[US] "Atari Flashback 6" (sept.15, 2015)
[US] "Atari Flashback 7" (oct.1, 2016)
[US] "Atari Ultimate Portable Game Player" (nov.2016) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Plug & Play Joystick" (aug.2017) by The Bridge Direct
[US] "Atari Flashback 8" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Activision Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback Portable Game Player" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames

SOURCES

Game's ROM.