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S.W.I.V.

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
1.0
Atari ST
...
2.7
Amiga
88
4.0
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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. Amiga Intensive battle above the sea level
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Flying around two fully occupied heliports
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Collect a token for extra life or better weapon.
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum This folded aircraft is carrying 1 upgrade token.

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)

The Press Says

Top Secret Amiga Jan, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Zero Amiga Nov, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1991 85 out of 100 85
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 8 out of 10 80
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 78 out of 100 78

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #27 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Contributed to by Martin Smith (76), Kabushi (126602), Martin Smith (63136) and Dan Marchant (16)