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Centipoid Plus 3
By Orwin Software
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #55

Centipoid is just another name for centipede, at least the graphics suggested a centipede, yet another variation of space invaders, this time disguised as scorpions, spiders and of course a centipede.

One useful feature is the ability to re-define the control keys, which should be in every game. Some of the ink/paper combinations make at times for difficult reading.

Although action is smooth, and keyboard response very positive, the game doesn't make for compulsive playing. It's irksome to be continually asked to press a key in order to progress to the next stage.

Side 2 contains three games written in Basic, which is very evident. First is a graphic mini-adventure in which your task is to open a safe. The game is called Hound, because a hound pursues you. The second game, Panic, is one of those wall and ladder games. The final game is a three dimensional Tic-Tac-Toe, you against a very slow computer - on average about one minute per move. In today's highly competitive software market these games represent a very amateurish offering.