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You will probably have guessed from the game name that this is a version of the arcade game Centipede, and not the first one for the Amstrad either. There are a number of differences in style and content from the existing best, Wriggler from Blaby, but both are budget priced - rightly so for an old arcade game.

The action takes place in a garden under assault by a myriad of different insects, all hell bent on the destruction of your Dynamic Debugging Thing (DDT -get it? The insects will). This is located at the bottom of the screen and can move around the lower quarter of the display. It shoots knives up the screen that destroy all manner of creepy-crawly, nasty-wasty, buggie-wuggies.

The screen starts off being dotted with mushrooms that serve to get in the DDT's way, and to accelerate the progress down the screen of the killapede that appears at the top. This is the. main object of your attentions and is composed of a number of segments which all have to be destroyed. When a segment is hit the killapede splits m two. leaving a mushroom behind on the spot.

Once the 'pede has been destroyed another one appears to take its place, but it is longer than before. Running into a segment causes the DDT to explode like a melon hitting the pavement from ten storeys up. This death routine is repeated every time the DDT meets any of the other pests.

The swarm of enemies include fleas that drop down the screen leaving a trail of mushrooms behind them. This way the screen can quickly become clogged and restrict both movement and the ability to shoot things. Mushrooms can be turned into magic ones by snails that crawl across screen. When a 'pede hits one of these tasty toadstools it comes straight down the screen, unlees interrupted by a quick knife in the head.

Down at the base of the screen the DDT is harassed by spiders and ants. Spiders bounce across screen, looking more like Magnus Pyke with a spiked hair-do, and the ants move straight across, trying to home in on you. A much prettier adversary are the butterflies that flutter by occasionally and can be blasted from the skies for a healthy bonus score.

Last, but not least, is a ghost that appears when a piece of 'pede reaches the bottom of the screen He can't be shot but disappears when all of the 'pede is destroyed. If you take too long he will advance down the screen and you'll be a dead DDT.

The action is nowhere near as adrenalin pumping as Wriggler because it's much slower, but it has a lot going in favour of it. Although slow the action is tough and certainly has plenty of colour. The presentation is also to be commended with some very impressive speech synthesis without the need for hardware, and some very colourful writing. A bit of a war of attrition because of its alow speed but otherwise a very .enjoyable and cheap blast.

BW, AA

KILLAPEDE
(c) PLAYERS

Program: Andrew And Philip Oliver (Oliver Twins)
Artist: Andrew And Philip Oliver (Oliver Twins) , Robin Chapman
Musician: Jon Paul Eldridge

★ PRICE: £2.99

★ YEAR: 1986
★ LANGUAGE:
★ GENRE: INGAME MODE 1 , ARCADE , SNAKE GAMETAPE

★ PROTECTION: CASSYS (TAPE)
★ RERELEASE: COMPULOGICAL (SPAIN)

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» Killapede    (Release  TAPE-COMPULOGICAL)    SPANISHDATE: 2016-09-07
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» Killapede    (Rerelease  TAPE-POWERHOUSE)    ENGLISHDATE: 2018-02-15
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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.