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Coin-Op : Arcade : Centipede (1980, Atari)

General Information


Centipede was the first arcade game designed by a women and one of Atari’s most successful games. The game is a vertical shooter that uses a track-ball for player movement. The player’s goal is to destroy an array of insects, including a centipede (obviously), fleas, spiders and scorpions.

Coin-Op Details

The game’s cabinet is characterized by colorful graphics of an intimidating centipede that are seen nearly all of Atari’s games from the early 1980s.

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Cabaret: 60" 20.5" 30.75" 220 lbs.   Mini
Cocktail: 26.5" 28.25" 33.5" 225 lbs.   Cocktail
Upright: 71" 26.75" 25.25" 307 lbs.   Upright

Disclaimer: These are approximate weights and measurements taken from actual games or the manufacturer's literature. Occasionally games vary.

Web Reference Links:

Type Name/Description Courtesy
Manual: PDF Manual BasementArcade.com

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Centipede Pinout spies.com

Related Boards:

Type Name Description
Logic: Centipede PCB Primary logic board.

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1980 centtime Centipede (1 player, timed) Atari
1980 centipdb Centipede (bootleg set 1) bootleg
1980 centipb2 Centipede (bootleg set 2) bootleg
1980 centipd2 Centipede (revision 2) Atari
1980 centiped Centipede (revision 3) Atari

NOTE: These are MAME "Virtual Machines." These virtual machines are ROM-specific but contain address space information (memory maps) that may be useful when debugging hardware. There may be descrepancies between MAME's definition of the hardware, and actual hardware. Information is provided for reference only. THERE ARE NO ROMS ANYWHERE ON THIS WEB SITE.

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