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S.W.I.V. (ZX Spectrum)

S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Title screen

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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. ZX Spectrum Attack of the group of heavily armoured tanks
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Heli versus immobile tank with small fighters
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Your jeep is replaced by motorboat on the open water.
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Options+Credits screen

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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Martin Smith (63156) added S.W.I.V. (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (76), Kabushi (121659) and Dan Marchant (16)