HAMSTER Co. is happy to announce that Silkworm will be released for Nintendo Switch on Feb. 1st, 2024, available digitally for Arcade Archives series by HAMSTER. “Silkworm” is an shmup released by Tecmo in 1988.

Silkworm is a horizontally scrolling shooter where 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. Silkworm features a variety of enemies, some of which have specific weaknesses, such as the armored AA guns that can only be harmed when their shields are down to fire. Enemies include the “Goose” helicopter - a giant, heavily armored “mini-boss” helicopter that is composed of several smaller vehicles connected together. (h/t Wiki)

The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

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