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Silkworm

Average Rating: 6.72/10
Video Game Rank: 2587
Amiga Rank: 122
Commodore 64 Rank: 97
NES Rank: 93
Arcade Rank: 80
ZX Spectrum Rank: 46
Atari ST Rank: 59
Amstrad CPC Rank: 45
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Primary Name
Silkworm
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Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
2
Release Date
1988-00-00
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North American NES edition
Rel Date: 1990-06-00
Publisher: Sammy Corporation
NES
Developer: Tecmo, Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
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ZX Spectrum (Mastertronic Plus) re-release
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Mastertronic Plus
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Sales Curve Interactive
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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European Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic
Amiga
Developer: Tecmo, Ltd.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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ZX Spectrum edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Sales Curve Interactive
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Silkworm
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Arcade edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Tecmo, Ltd.
Arcade
Developer: Tecmo, Ltd.
Media: Arcade Machine
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Commodore 64 edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic
Commodore 64
Developer: Sales Curve Interactive, Tecmo, Ltd.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

Silkworm is a classic side scrolling shooter, developed by Tecmo and first released for arcade in 1988. In 1989 it was ported to the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and NES (1990) systems by The Sales Curve and released by Virgin Mastertronic.

Silkworm had interesting graphics and relatively fast-paced gameplay. The player can take control of a Jeep mounted with a machine gun or a Helicopter mounted with forward and downward firing guns. Two players can work simultaneously and cooperatively against enemies, with one playing as the Jeep and one as the Helicopter.

In single-player mode, it is generally easier to play with the Helicopter than with the Jeep, but it can be more fun to play as the Jeep. As the Jeep, the player needs to destroy everything directly in front of it or be prepared to jump in order to avoid collisions. In two-player mode, the Helicopter and Jeep must cooperate, and the players depend on each other to succeed. For example, the Helicopter can only fire forward, so occasionally, the Jeep must cover the rear with his swiveling gun. However, when covering the rear, the Jeep is vulnerable from the front, so the Helicopter must cover him.

The players collect shields, power cells which increase fire power and an additional bonus can be added to the score achieved. The game gets harder on the completion of each level. The game employed some destructible environmental elements, such as buildings and ancient ruins. Silkworm featured a background music theme composed by Barry Leitch. It had sound effects.

Source: Wikipedia, "Silkworm (game)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 2587
Amiga Rank: 122
Commodore 64 Rank: 97
NES Rank: 93
Arcade Rank: 80
ZX Spectrum Rank: 46
Atari ST Rank: 59
Amstrad CPC Rank: 45
Num Ratings: 21
Average Rating: 6.72
Standard Deviation: 1.28
Num Views: 548
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Personal Comments: 5
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