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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 Commodore 64 Reached wave 09 after 15 minutes.
Silkworm Commodore 64 The loading screen
Silkworm Arcade Dead forest
Silkworm Atari ST Using the double fire

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Critic Reviews

The One Atari ST Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Raze Atari ST May, 1991 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 735 out of 1000 74
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Apr, 1991 69 out of 100 69
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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