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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 Amstrad CPC Lost the last life. Game over.
Silkworm Amstrad CPC Title screen and main menu
Silkworm ZX Spectrum Intro shot
Silkworm Commodore 64 Reached wave 09 after 15 minutes.

Promo Images

Silkworm Magazine Advertisement

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Questicle.net NES May, 2013 B 75
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jul, 1989 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
Retro Archives Atari ST Jul 08, 2020 11.75 out of 20 59
Retro Archives NES Jul 08, 2020 11.5 out of 20 58
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

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #65 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Action Game in 1989
    • Issue 01/1990 - #2 Best Arcade Conversion in 1989
  • Tilt
    • December 1989 (Issue 72) - Tilt d'or - Meilleur shoot-them-up (best shoot-them-up) for the Amiga and Commodore 64 versions

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