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Wednesday, July 5, 2006
 
Bug Hunting In Apeiron X
6:51 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

MacNN recently reviewed Apeiron X from Ambrosia Software. An OS X friendly update of the original shareware classic, the game gives players the chance to blast bugs in true Centipede style. MacNN gave Apeiron X a score of 4.5 out of 5.

Apeiron is simply a straight up shoot em down game. I love this game because I don't have to remember mouse button settings, I just need a good mouse with one button. I admit, I've broken more than one old mouse playing this game, the trick is to just hold the button down to preserve your mouse. The little diamond-shaped crystal blaster sits on the bottom third of your screen and you move it back and forth to obliterate the screen encroaching centipede, called Cheech the Pentipede, as its segments move down the screen. The crystal movement is smooth, but limited, so you have to practice hitting moving targets. You start the game with four shooters in your arsenal.

In the first few levels each hit on Pentipede section is worth 100 points. As you hit a segment, a little mushroom takes it place as an obstacle on the playing board and it takes five hits to totally remove one. The mushrooms are only worth 1-point to remove. After you extinguish the whole caterpillar, a new level appears with a new game field with backgrounds in a variety of pleasing colors. After Level 1 other obstacles fall down and leave more mushroom droppings. Around level 15, which I rarely hit these days, the game actually shoots back at you with either lethal popping mushrooms or little red pellets.

The full review can be found at the MacNN site listed below.

MacNN: Apeiron X Review
Apeiron X
Ambrosia Software


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