I’ve never really played the game in the arcades, or ever to be a matter of fact.
Like I said, the PS1 game is based on the classic arcade game. It even includes a copy of the original, just incase you want to play that. A neat little extra, though it is a bit expected. If not just plain mandatory to include. I put some time into it, and it’s not half bad, but it does get boring quick.
Which I guess is fair to say about the PS1 version as well. It remakes the game with 3D graphics, new modes, a few new gameplay features, etc. The point of all the levels is to beat wave after wave of centipedes until you reach the end of the stage.
Which is a bit boring to do the same mindless chore again and again. Combine that with stiff controls, and muddy graphics, and you got yourself a pathetic excuse for a game. Hardcore Centipede fans might be interested, however most gamers wouldn’t give this a second look.
Score: 3 out of 10