QPEDE is a variation on the original arcade game, centipede, written by Elaborate Bytes for the Sinclair QL.

In this game, you are shooting at a giant centipede that is weaving its way down the screen through various obstacles to eat you. You can destroy some of the obstacles to clear the way for your gun, but if you hit the centipede, that segment of its body will turn into a solid obstacle again. Hit the centipede anywhere but at its head or its tail, and you will slice it into two, increasing the number of centipedes you have to deal with.

There is also a rather nasty oversized spider that bounces across the bottom of the screen and will also kill you if it hits you.

Screenshot of Sinclair QL QPEDE by Elaborate Bytes
Title: QPEDE
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: unknown
Publisher: Elaborate Bytes
Year of Publication: 1987
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Free to distribute, owner retains copyright Sources Available from: Sources lost to time Latest Version available from: Search the qlforum

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