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S.W.I.V. (Atari ST)

S.W.I.V. Atari ST Title screen


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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. Atari ST Part of the game demo sequence
S.W.I.V. Atari ST A game in progress
S.W.I.V. Atari ST Some large jets are attacking
S.W.I.V. Atari ST Title screen

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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The Press Says

Atari ST User Jun, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ST Format May, 1991 78 out of 100 78


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Martin Smith (76) added S.W.I.V. (Atari ST) on Oct 29, 2003
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