Silkworm (Amiga)

Game

Silkworm is a side scrolling shooter arcade, developed by Tecmo and released initially in 1988.

Game Review

Silkworm is a side scrolling shooter arcade, developed by Tecmo and released initially in 1988. In 1989 the game was ported to Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum by Random Access.

The developer of the Amiga version, Ronald Pieket Weeserik, did an excellent job and this computer version is considered even better than the original arcade.

Silkworm (sometimes written Silk Worm) is a good game played alone, but it's amazing for 2 players. The first player controls an helicopter, that can fly and shoot in the sky, with a classic "fire and move" gameplay. The second player controls a jeep that cannot fly (of course), but has a turret that can be rotated using the cursors keys to hit the enemies. Players need to cooperate, each one needs to cover the other to survive from the attacks of several kind of enemies and fortifications. If this was not enough, the background music, written by Barry Leitch, is considered cult.

Silkworm is fast and difficult, and once you have started playing it, you won't stop easily!



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