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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 Groups of moving modules are deadly on touch
S.W.I.V. Commodore 64 Jeep parameters
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Let's deal with a lonely military installation
S.W.I.V. Amiga Defend yourself from incoming choppers

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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 (78)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga May, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Zero Amiga Nov, 1990 91 out of 100 91
Raze Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Acorn 32-bit Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Amiga May, 1991 70 out of 100 70

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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 robMSX (2172), Martin Smith (78), Kabushi (204278), Martin Smith (66824) and Dan Marchant (22)