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Full titleSWIV
Also known asSilkWorm In Vertical
Silkworm IV
Special Weapons Interdiction Vehicle
Year of release1991
PublisherStorm Software [2] (UK)
Re-released byDro Soft (Spain)
Kixx (UK)
Author(s)Random Access (Ken Murfitt, Tahir Rashid, Steve Snake), Sound Images
Tie-in licenceTecmo Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Silkworm)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 128K
Number of players2 - simultaneous
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right) and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£10.99 (£14.99 for disk version)
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeUnspecified custom loader
Additional infoAppeared on tape 1, side B of the compilation MAX (US Gold Ltd)
A demo version appeared on tape 1, side B of covertape Crash issue 84: Presents 20 (Crash)
A demo version appeared on side A of covertape MicroHobby issue 208: Tape 35 (MicroHobby)
Also listed on Freebase
SPOT commentsCrash cover demo; 128k only
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Silkworm
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64
Score 8.19 (38 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
SWIV.tzx.zip71,336(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release
Run on-line with a 128K Java Spectrum emulator SWIV.tap.zip73,988((non-TZX) TAP tape image)
SWIV(DroSoft).tzx.zip69,540(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release2SV288M-8894-1991
SWIV(Kixx).tzx.zip71,373(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-release

Additional material
SWIV.gif3,994(Loading screen)
SWIV.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
SWIV.gif4,391(In-game screen)
SWIV.txt3,152(English instructions)
SWIV(DroSoft).pdf11,732(Spanish instructions)
SWIV.png288,996(Game map)
SWIV(C64).jpg37,830(Cassette inlay)
SWIV(DroSoft)_Back.jpg376,913(Re-release cassette inlay)
SWIV(DroSoft)_Front.jpg576,313(Re-release cassette inlay)
SWIV(Kixx).jpg41,784(Re-release cassette inlay)
SWIV.ay.zip3,887(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)

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Magazine references
Computer & Video Games5.90page 108(Preview - ref. "Silkworm IV") [full page]
Crash7.90page 20(News/Note) [full page]
Games Machine7.90page 9(Preview) [full page]
Crash12.90page 15(Preview) [full page]
ACE1.91page 42(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Crash1.91page 5(CoverGame) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.91page 105(Preview) [full page]
Crash4.91page 50(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.91page 14(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games6.91page 63(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User6.91page 26(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games7.91page 66(Tips - player's guide) [full page]
Sinclair User7.91page 17(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.91page 32(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.91page 31(Solution) [full page]
Crash9.91page 43(Tips) [full page]
ACE11.91page 48(Feature - ACE Benchmarks) [full page]
ACE12.91page 908(Tips - The Classic Tricks'n'Tactics Supplement) [full page]
Sinclair User1.92page 15(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User1.93page 36(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User3.93page 18(Feature - SUper Game Guide) [full page]
MicroHobby2.91page 16(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby3.91page 28(Nuevo)[full page]

Magazine adverts
ACE1.91page 17(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games1.91page 69(Full-page ad) [full page]
ACE2.91page 76(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash2.91page 7(Full-page ad) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.91page 20(Full-page ad) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.91page 9(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash3.91page 2(Full-page ad) [full page]
Crash4.91page 2(Full-page ad) [full page]

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