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Silkworm

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
82
3.5
Amstrad CPC
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NES
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3.1
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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 Atari ST Game start
Silkworm Commodore 64 A group of jumping helicopters.
Silkworm Amstrad CPC We destroyed the sub-boss.
Silkworm Amstrad CPC Completed wave 1

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The Press Says

Zzap! Amiga May, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 845 out of 1000 84
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 74 out of 100 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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1990 6.25 out of 10 62
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

  • 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 (63154), Pseudo_Intellectual (44532), Игги Друге (42898) and LepricahnsGold (75854)