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Description

Silkworm is a classic horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. 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 Atari ST Not easy to avoid all those
Silkworm Atari ST Watch that anti-aircraft missile
Silkworm Amstrad CPC Starting wave 1
Silkworm Amiga There's the final boss...

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The One Atari ST Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Raze Atari ST May, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 75 out of 100 75
ST Action Atari ST Jun, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 735 out of 1000 74
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Apr, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amstrad CPC Aug, 1989 29 out of 100 29

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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

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #65 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Action Game in 1989
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Arcade Conversion in 1989

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