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I was given the chance to play Centipede: Recarhged recently. While I was excited to see some love for this older game I fully didn’t understand why it was brought back. That is until I had some time to enjoy it.

Most games have some sort of story that the reviewer judges and critics. Centipede: Recharged continues the nonexistent story that the classic had. Kill bugs and get a high score. The Games story will not be something that is a part of this review. Adding a story to a classic game like this is something that shouldn’t happen. Some games don’t need to be messed with that much.

Graphics

The neon colors help this game pop off the screen. It added a nice effect that didn’t fully take away from the game’s experience. One thing it did not help me with was to see some of the bugs coming at me. When the centipede devours the poison mushrooms I couldn’t see a difference in colors. Maybe adding some solid colors would have helped everything.

I know this game is supposed to make it so people feel like they are seeing something new. I just didn’t feel like it looked that great. I prefer the classic look of this game. Now that opinion is just my own. I’ve seen plenty of positive things about this game. Graphically I felt like this game could have had more added to it. I’ve played three of the Recharged games and this is the only one that I don’t care for the look.

Gameplay

The basic gameplay has not changed. Players are on a mission to destroy the centipede and other bugs as they progress to them on the screen. Of course, you need to watch out for those mushrooms that get in the way. Adding new ways to kill these bugs is a nice touch. It doesn’t take away from moments that can become frustrating due to player error.

The faced-paced action will force you to rethink how you play this game. It forces you to try different things and use different power-ups. Just because they give you a power-up doesn’t mean you need to use it. I had many times plaything that I wish I hadn’t picked that item up. My favorite part of this title is the challenge mode. Having players trying to accomplish different tasks. Each challenge will make you look at this game in a more positive light. It’s not all about just getting that high score.

Audio

The game’s music is simple and easy to listen to. At no point did I use my Spotify playlist to ignore the sounds and music of the game. This isn’t some triple AAA title with Hans Zimmer producing the music. It’s an atari classic with some EDM music that is just in the background. Nothing too special or awful in this department. Just a great soundtrack that adds to the experience of the game.

Verdict

Playing Centipede: Recharged was fun. That’s the best thing I can say about the game. It had some annoying moments. One of with is a bug on the Xbox One that forces the player to restart the console so they can play the game. This is something that is known about. If it was Far Cry 6 or something new and fresh I would be angry. Given that players have had plenty of time to play different versions of Centipede I feel like they are not missing out on this game. Black Widow: Recharged or Astroids: Recharged might be the games that make players excited for this recharged era.

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Centipede Recharged

8.1

Audio

8.5/10

Gameplay

8.7/10

Graphics

7.0/10
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