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Silkworm (Amiga)

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Description

Silkworm is a classic horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. The main difference between this game and many other side-scrolling shoot-em-ups is that you will be on land as well as in the air.

The first player would play as a helicopter, but if a second player joins the game, they would play as a jeep. Both players would have to protect each other as well as themselves. After a certain number of kills, a "goose" helicopter would form on the screen. If the players managed to destroy it they would get a weapon's powerup. This would go on throughout the entire game, and a "goose" could appear even during the fight with the end-of-level baddie.

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Silkworm Amiga Firing at enemy helicopter
Silkworm Amiga Level 2
Silkworm Amiga Helicopter with shield
Silkworm Amiga Loading screen

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The Press Says

Zzap! May, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Jun, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Sep, 1993 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Successor

After converting Silkworm to many home computers, Random Access created their own (unofficial) take on the game. This "sequel" is called S.W.I.V., and extended the game and its features. The title officially stood for "Special Weapons Interdiction Vehicle", but the developers later revealed/joked that it meant "IV (4) times better than SilkWorm".

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #65 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Action Game in 1989
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Arcade Conversion in 1989

Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419) added Silkworm (Amiga) on Feb 01, 2004
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