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Description

S.W.I.V. is a vertical scrolling shooter and an unofficial follow-up to Sales Curve's conversion of the side scroller Tecmo arcade game Silkworm.

One player controls a helicopter and the other a jeep, with the jeep transforming into a boat when the vehicles pass over water. As well as a host of blaster fodder the game also includes a mid-level enemy inspired by the "Goose" enemy from the earlier title Silkworm. Pieces of this enemy would fly onto the screen and assemble into one vehicle before commencing to fire at the players' vehicles. When destroyed the "goose" would drop power-ups.

Screenshots

S.W.I.V. Commodore 64 Heli parameters
S.W.I.V. Amstrad CPC Loading screen
S.W.I.V. Commodore 64 Hi-Scores
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Finally some quiet place without single enemy

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Alternate Titles

  • "SWIV" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Special Weapons Interdictions Vehicles" -- Unofficial full title
  • "Silkworm IV" -- Informal title
  • "SilkWorm In Vertical" -- Alternative Read-out

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User Reviews

Faultless arcade game, near-faultless conversion. Amiga Martin Smith (76)

Critic Reviews

Top Secret Amiga Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Raze Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Play Time Acorn 32-bit Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1991 83 out of 100 83
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Amiga May, 1991 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #27 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups

Contributed to by Martin Smith (76), Kabushi (165413), Martin Smith (62888) and Dan Marchant (16)