Pictured: The Pac-Man Statue that was seen at the Speedy’s One Stop Repair Booth
Continuing with our coverage of the Amusement Expo International 2019 trade show that took place on the last week of March, I started it off with the growing presence of unique, retro-styled indie games that were at the show. Now, let’s turn our focus to the “big guns,” games made by bigger, well-established companies.
Running this today (March 31st) to avoid anyone thinking that such a post on April 1st is a joke.
As a note, the Arcade & Pinball 2019 game releases tracking page has been updated to reflect the updates.
Centipede Chaos (Play Mechanix/Raw Thrills/ICE)
One title that we’ve mentioned a couple of times on here is a reboot of one of the most beloved classics of all time, Centipede. With Centipede Chaos, this has been developed by the crew at Play Mechanix for ICE. The game is presented in a large cabinet (slightly different than the versions seen on location test), allowing for up to three players to venture into the magical forest and blast some bugs.
If you were expecting a straight up port of Centipede to HD; or something super simple like Pac-Man Chomp Mania, then it’s neither of those. From what I played, I liked, as it seems to play more along the lines of Space Invaders Frenzy in Amusement Mode. The game is broken up into waves, where each one presents the same basic premise (destroy the centipede, where each segment turns into a mushroom when hit) with a little twist. You can see what I mean from the video above, in that each wave is a little different, with different enemies. They also mix in elements from Millipede there (such as including the wasps), although I never came across a can of DDT. Granted,