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Silkworm

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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2.4
Atari ST
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2.5
Arcade
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3.4
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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.

Screenshots

Silkworm ZX Spectrum Game start
Silkworm Amiga Reached the last stage
Silkworm Amstrad CPC Now, here comes the big boy!
Silkworm Arcade Artillery

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The Press Says

Zzap! Amiga May, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 845 out of 1000 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1989 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 74 out of 100 74
ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Apr, 1986 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES 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

Contributed to by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Martin Smith (63162), Pseudo_Intellectual (44554), Игги Друге (43541) and LepricahnsGold (76485)