Summary: I've never played the original arcade version, so if that invalidates my opinion, so be it. In any case, this is one of my favorite games. The difficulty curve as the game progresses, the bonus objectives you can accept or ignore depending on how much you want to challenge yourself, the arsenal of fun power-ups, the variety of enemies (each with it's own acoustically-rendered sense character), the boss-battles, all add up to an exceptionally memorable and enjoyable play...
Summary: It's a really fun and still challenging game when I first played it. I bought it knowing it wasnt like the oldest version (the 8bit grey and black snake). Overall I am extremely happy. Wish the case would have just been a tad bit in nicer condition because it was a gift but other than that everything was great!
Summary: I really enjoyed this game when it first came out. It had exciting graphics for it's day and looked large on my lower resolution screen. A few years ago I bought and played it again for old times sake. It was thoroughly enjoyable. Best of all moving objects like doors opening, screen transitions and rain, all of which used to bog down my legacy system were very snappy on quad core system.
Summary: I played Allegiance way back in 1999-2001 during beta/retail. It had a really responsive group of developers (Microsoft Research) and a vibrant community. All these years later and the game is still just as fun, while the community (with the help of Microsoft's release of the games source code) has continued to expand the game and develop its potential. 12 years on and this is still a must play... check it out at http://www.freeallegiance.org!
Summary: I bought this game mostly just as a salute to many good childhood memories playing. However, even now, ten years later, I still find it as amusing as before. There are many poor reviews, and yes, the graphic quality isn't of the highest caliber. However, artistically I found the game to be ingenious, and gaming-wise a bit intense. The game is innocent enough, but especially in two-player mode, it's very easy to become very into it, which is part of the fun.
Summary: This game takes the original Atari arcade game and puts a new spin on it. This time you play a bean-counter named Wally and help him defeat the Centipede menace and all of its insect friends as they try to take over the world... again. With the same dynamics as the original as well as plenty of new features, this game has the best of two different generations of gaming all rolled into one.
Summary: I don't get it. Nowhere on the packaging for this game does it say its the original arcade version of Centipede, so how is that something to complain about...? Having said that, I once had a demo version of this, and played it for hours. Unfortunatly, the disc wouldn't load into my newer PC, and I thought it was off to the same black hole as After Dark, Jill of the Jungle, Lemmings, etc. Recently I found the CD ROM for this, case intact, at a thrift store.