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.
Although the PC version has been on store shelves since late last fall, this Playstation edition ran into several snags during its development -- hence the delay. The finished PSX Centipede shown at this year's E3 is dramatically improved, with smoother control, faster framerates and a more polished look. The exceptional first-person edition that drew praise on the PC looks to be just as good on Playstation. 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 on the Sony PlayStation in June, 1999.