Centipede: Infestation is a post-apocalyptic action experience that features run-n-gun shooting style gameplay with tower defense-style objects; paying homage to the original Centipede while bringing the brand into the 21st century. Players assume the role of an orphaned teenager hero named Max as he trudges through the wasteland fighting off giant bugs. During Max’s travels he encounters a young teen named Maisy who possesses a collection of seeds that hold the secret to bringing plant life back to the wasteland. Max and Maisy join forces to grow these gardens and protect the last natural resources on earth.
Players will be swarmed by mutated spiders beetles grubs caterpillars moths and boss insects across the game’s expansive world of seven environments and 40 stages. To defeat these mutant species and restore mankind players will have to use an array of weaponry — Lightning Orb Gun Nuke Cannon Freezethrower Mine Launcher and more – as well as power-ups to fight through the invasions. Like the toadstool of the original Centipede game each insect has a unique defensive object that it can leave behind as a ‘special’ variation.. These defensive objects are short-lived combat tools that distract attack or block insect assaults during battle.