Lost In Translation/Silk Worm

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Silk Worm
Silk Worm marquee.
No screen shot.
Silk Worm control panel.
Manufacturer Tecmo
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 4.000 MHz)
MSM5205 (@ 384.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,024 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 17 ROMs
1,015,808 bytes (992.00 KiB)
MAME ID silkworm · silkwrm2

About The Game

Silk Worm is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up where you control either a jeep or a helicopter and travel through the enemy terrain, shooting various enemies.

Tips and Tricks

Double Bonus

When the big flying ship comes (the one in 4 pieces) that gives you one bonus for each player, fire repeatedly on the second piece before it is in place. If it is destroyed before it is in place, you will be given two bonuses per player instead of one.

End Of Level 5

When you arrive to the final enemy, around the hand pointing up of the statue there are two hidden icons. You can fire up with the jeep (or diagonal with the chopper), and you will see that your shots gets stopped by something invisible. If you keep firing, finally two new icons will appear (of course you don't have to kill the final enemy). Take this icon, and you will have a bonus. The bonus depends on your rank. If you have the Eagle rank you will earn 500,000 bonus points. If you don't have it, then you will earn 100,000 bonus points and the Eagle rank.

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Virgin Mastertronic port of Silk Worm.
Nintendo Famicom (1990)
Amstrad CPC (1988)
Atari ST (1988)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Commodore C64 (1989)
Commodore Amiga ("Silk Worm", 1989, Virgin Mastertronic)

External Links

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.