Centipede Screenshot Gallery
Apple II - Title
A custom font, or character set, is used to create and animate the centipede in
the Apple II, Atari 8-bit and Commodore 64 versions of the game. This is a
common trick on these systems, used when a game needs a lot of different moving
objects. Changing the graphics is as simple as writing new "letters" and
"words" to different parts of the screen.
A side effect of this trick is that it's not easy to get a screenshot of a