Centipede: Infestation is a game released on Wii and 3DS. It is a re-imagining of the Centipede video game franchise.


Centipede: Infestation is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and is played from a top-down perspective. Gameplay is a mix between run-and-gun action and tower defense. The player's goal is to fight off giant bugs while seeking to use special seeds to bring plant life back to the world. Players control a character named Max as well as a secondary character named Maisy who possesses a collection of special needs. She is often in need of rescue. The game has co-op gameplay and a wide variety of weapons and stages. The co-op part of the game features a selection of characters to choose from and it is much easier to get through the game with a friend.

In the Wii version of the game, the player uses the Nunchuk's analog stick to move the character, while using the Wii Remote's infrared pointer to determine which way he/she fires his/her weapon (for example, pointing the Wii Remote to the right side of the screen will cause the character to aim eastward). Alternatively, there is an option to use a Classic Controller, where the player shoots by pushing the Right Stick in one of eight possible directions in which he/she wishes to fire. This eight-way firing system is also used in the Nintendo 3DS version, which implements it with the face buttons while allowing diagonal shots to be executed by holding two neighboring buttons. This version also utilizes the touch screen to quickly activate or change power-ups.


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  • The game was also going to be released in Europe and was even rated by PEGI, but it was canceled for unknown reasons.
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