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Recharged Squad Challenge 019 - Centipede: Recharged

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Centipede: Recharged
Atari VCS
Difficulty Level: Normal Game
Play on: Real Hardware ✔
Squad Challenge ends 11:59 pm PST September 30, 2023




Play for the highest possible score using the difficulty settings defined in the challenge. Post a photo or YouTube video of your score in this thread. Scores must be achieved between September 1st through September 30, 2023.  Screen captures are not allowed as they are more easily manipulated for falsified scores. Multiple submissions are permitted. The player with the highest score at the end of the competition is the victor!



This is a Club VCS Exclusive Challenge. All Club VCS players are welcome!


Play Rules

Games may be played on real Atari VCS hardware. Choosing which controller to play on is part of formulating your strategy. Enhancements, rewinds and hacked versions of this game are not allowed.


Difficulty Level

We are playing Centipede: Recharged in the "Recharged Mode". You have a single life to move, shoot, and score as high as possible!


Fair Play

Your integrity is everything. Players should play fairly, be honest, and have fun! Falsified scores will result in your immediate removal from the site. It goes without saying that we will not allow cheats, hacks, cartridge frying, enhancements, rewinds, deceitful photo manipulation, subterfuge, or any other unfair advantage. Everybody hates a cheater.



To review detailed rules on how to play, please visit the High Score Squad page here: 




Welcome to our nineteenth Club VCS Recharged Squad Challenge!!! For this challenge we're playing Centipede: Recharged! Released in September 2021, Centipede: Recharged is a re-imagining of the beloved Atari arcade game and set the tone for the rest of the series.  We're celebrating the second anniversary of Centipede: Recharged with this challenge! 

Blast bugs and chase high scores in this glorious revival of an old-school classic.  A dozen new power-ups can give you an edge by introducing abilities like screen-clearing explosions, rail guns, and even slowing down time.


Club VCS Recharged Squad Contest

This game is the third title in our fourth Club VCS contest giveaway! Prize details will be announced shortly. 

1)  All challenge participants will receive one (1) entry for each challenge in which they submit a valid score!

2) The top scorer of each challenge will receive two (2) additional entries - for a total of three (3) entries in a single challenge!

3) On Twitch or Youtube?  Stream or record and post your ClubVCS high score attempt for one (1) additional entry in each round.  You must post a public link to the video in the Challenge.


Yes! We've made another set of ClubVCS buttons to celebrate the games in this series. There will be two ways to get a button set.

1) Win a challenge.

2) Post a valid score to all challenges in the 6 game series.

Only one button set will be mailed per member during the series.

This contest is open to everybody, including Atari I/O Moderators, with a U.S. or Canada  mailing address. It's really easy, all you have to do is participate be a Club VCS member and participate in our Recharged Squad Challenges.




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We're playing Centipede on EXPERT Mode for Atari 7800 in High Score Squad as part of a "Double Feature" in tandem with this Club VCS Recharged Squad Challenge! EVERYBODY'S INVITED to play in BOTH Squad Challenges! This means you Atari VCS Scions! Join us if you've got what it takes to blast those bugs!



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45 minutes ago, Smell Dawg said:

How do we capture our scores on this one? It just tells me “Game Over” At the end of my run without showing score - unless I’m missing something.

It's a hard one to capture. Actually, the first four Recharged games have this issue which Atari and its devs addressed beginning with Gravitar.

The best way is video capture but your Top Five local scores will show on the Scoreboard. It's the honor system in terms of when your highest score was awarded.

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28 minutes ago, Mockduck said:

My best on Centipede Recharged is 68 thousand something, but let's start getting some scores up!

Centipede: Recharged 38, 080


Centipede  7800 Expert: 15704



Those are great scores, @Mockduck! If you're participating in our 7800 Centipede High Score Squad Challenge you'll want to be sure to post your 7800 score there where everybody else is playing 😀


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