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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.

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Silkworm ZX Spectrum Level 1 clear
Silkworm Arcade Game Over
Silkworm Amiga Found a weapons upgrade
Silkworm NES An invincibility option floats on level 2

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Critic Reviews

The One Atari ST Mar, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Computing Amiga Jul, 1989 96 out of 100 96
Raze Amiga May, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1992 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jan, 1990 25 out of 40 62

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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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