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S.W.I.V. (Amstrad CPC)

S.W.I.V. Amstrad CPC Loading screen

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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. Amstrad CPC Starting out level 1
S.W.I.V. Amstrad CPC Area 1: ready
S.W.I.V. Amstrad CPC Fighting the "goodies" helicopter.
S.W.I.V. Amstrad CPC Title, credits and main menu

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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Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #27 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Kabushi (126851) added S.W.I.V. (Amstrad CPC) on Mar 07, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (76), Kabushi (126851), Martin Smith (63136) and Dan Marchant (16)