Millipede (NES, HAL Laboratory)
|Japan||US (Title)||US (Menu)|
The US version completely redesigns the title screen, adding some extra copyright info. and moves the main menu so it replaces the added copyright info after pressing Start once.
If the 1983 copyright date and striking resemblance to early NES title screens in the Japanese release seem unusual, that's because this and three other Atari games (Stargate, Joust, and an unknown title that was never released) were originally created as part of an abandoned deal for Atari to distribute the Famicom in western regions. The development of these were outsourced to HAL, who ended up self-publishing the titles a few years after the deal was abandoned.
The Japanese version contains graphics that mimic those of the arcade version. Every asset, excluding the DDT bombs and the scores that pop up upon destroying enemies, as well as the lettering in the HUD, were changed for the American version. Also, the "framing" of the high score was removed.
Some kind of...robot?...stored with the title screen graphics in the US version. "HAI" stands for "HAL America, Inc."
The Centipede series
|Atari 2600||Centipede • Millipede|
|NES||Millipede (HAL Laboratory) • Millipede (Namco)|
|Game Boy||Centipede • Arcade Classic No. 2: Centipede & Millipede|
|Mac OS Classic||Centipede|
|Game Boy Advance||Centipede, Breakout, Warlords|