Silkworm

Original Platform: Amiga - Alias: Silk Worm

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

Year1989
GenreShooter
Rating4

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PublisherVirgin Games
DeveloperRandom Access
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated7 July 2019
TAGS2 players arcade co-op helicopter multiplayer science fiction shoot em up side-scrolling

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!

Review by: Manu
Published: 4 November 2017, 11:30 am


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Download Silkworm - Amiga Version

Amiga version 1.5 - Language: EN - Size: 7.35 Mb

Amiga version 1.5 - Language: EN - Size: 8.06 Mb


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