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Silkworm (NES)

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Description

Silkworm 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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Silkworm NES A sub-boss is about to form
Silkworm NES Shot down
Silkworm NES Choose your vehicle
Silkworm NES End of level

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The Press Says

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1990 6.25 out of 10 62

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Trivia

Successor

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".

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Action Game in 1989
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Arcade Conversion in 1989

Игги Друге (38168) added Silkworm (NES) on Oct 24, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (421), Martin Smith (63197), Pseudo_Intellectual (43949) and LepricahnsGold (68157)