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S.W.I.V. (Amiga)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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S.W.I.V. is a vertical scrolling shooter and an unofficial follow-up to Sales Curve's conversion of the side scroller Tecmo arcade game Silkworm.

One player controls a helicopter and the other a jeep, with the jeep transforming into a boat when the vehicles pass over water. As well as a host of blaster fodder the game also includes a mid-level enemy inspired by the "Goose" enemy from the earlier title Silkworm. Pieces of this enemy would fly onto the screen and assemble into one vehicle before commencing to fire at the players' vehicles. When destroyed the "goose" would drop power-ups.


S.W.I.V. Amiga Best scores screen
S.W.I.V. Amiga Momentally protected by bulletproof shield
S.W.I.V. Amiga Small yellow module hides tens of missiles
S.W.I.V. Amiga Several installations placed evenly to the circle

Alternate Titles

  • "SWIV" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Special Weapons Interdictions Vehicles" -- Unofficial full title
  • "Silkworm IV" -- Informal title
  • "SilkWorm In Vertical" -- Alternative Read-out

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User Reviews

Faultless arcade game, near-faultless conversion. Martin Smith (76) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

Top Secret Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
The One Mar, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Zero Nov, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Action May, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Power May, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Zzap! Apr, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Power Play May, 1991 70 out of 100 70


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Dan Marchant (16) added S.W.I.V. (Amiga) on Oct 31, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (76), Kabushi (121977) and Martin Smith (63162)