In the all-new version, centipedes once again rise from the ground to attack the peaceful and earthy race known as the Wee People. The player takes the part of one ordinary Wee Person, Wally, who has been chosen to defend his village against the onslaught of the centipedes.
As Wally, the player drives a Wee-designed fighting machine, the Shooter, and battles across seven different worlds in an attempt to gain points by destroying the centipedes and rescuing the captured Wee People. The final challenge is to conquer the Queen Centipede and put an end to the insect menace.
Among the classic updates shown at E3, we feel that Centipede is the best of the bunch. Along with an interesting version with a 3/4 isometric viewpoint, there is also an exceptional first-person edition of the game that takes the game to a new level. Hasbro has done a commendable job in giving the classic game "new legs" while retaining the elements which made the original game so addictive in the first place.
Centipede will be available for PC CD-ROM and Sony PlayStation in the final quarter of 1998.