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

MISSING COVER

Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Vehicular
Setting
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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 Defend yourself from incoming choppers.
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum 1st Boss
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum 4th Boss
S.W.I.V. ZX Spectrum Attack of the group of heavily armoured tanks

Promo Images

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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

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair May, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Crash! Apr, 1991 83 out of 100 83

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Trivia

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

Martin Smith (70636) added S.W.I.V. (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 30, 2004
Other platforms contributed by robMSX (2217), Martin Smith (78), Kabushi (250623) and Dan Marchant (22)
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