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Donkey Kong (Video Game 1981)
Action | Adventure | Family
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Action | Adventure | Family
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Action | Family
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Millipede (Video Game 1982)
Action | Family
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Blast bugs and mushrooms with your cannon.

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The player controls a gun that can only move in the bottom fifth of the screen. The object is to shoot a centipede that works its way down to the player area through a field of mushrooms. Other attacking enemies are fleas, spiders, and scorpions. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.

Genres:

Action | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caterpillar See more »

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Atari See more »
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This was the first arcade game to be designed by a woman: Dona Bailey. See more »

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Referenced in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) See more »

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