Aug 17 2009


zorro @ 11:27 am

Still holds the record as one of the fastest loading games on the Amiga, Silkworm is the Amiga’s best horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up. It wasn’t for a few years after that I played the Taito arcade original and decided the Amiga version was better. The two-player mode was perhaps the most original thing in Silkworm, for the second player took on the role of a bouncing, bullet-spraying jeep. The jeep would take out the rear and ground targets while the helicopter would mop up the rest!

Sad to say I can actually confess to finishing the game with just the jeep, which shows how much time I had on my hands before I got married!

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