is a classic horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up based on the 1988 Tecmo arcade game. 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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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".
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- Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Action Game in 1989
- Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Arcade Conversion in 1989