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

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

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Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Vehicular
Setting
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Description

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.

Screenshots

S.W.I.V. Atari ST Title screen
S.W.I.V. Atari ST Part of the game demo sequence
S.W.I.V. Atari ST Incoming enemy planes!
S.W.I.V. Atari ST A game in progress

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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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Critic Reviews

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

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #27 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups

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