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Silk Worm Silk Worm - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Silk Worm - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You control either the jeep or the helicopter traveling through enemy terrain. The jeep shoots machine gun or jumps and the helicopter shoots a machine gun or cannon. Collect power cells and destroy enemy crafts until the "MH-C2" is reached. Destroy it and save the world from its evil tyranny.

Silk Worm was produced by Tecmo in 1988.

Tecmo released 64 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Tecmo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tecmo during the time period Silk Worm was produced include: American Football, Gemini Wing, Tecmo Bowl, Rygar (PlayChoice), Argos No Senshi - Legendary Warrior, Tecmo Bowl II, Back Fire, Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Ryukenden, and Shadow Warriors


Name Silk Worm
Developer Tecmo (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9546
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Silk Worm Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way with button - Tilt/Shoot Backwards
  • Buttons: 2 - FireBomb/Jump
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Silk Worm KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.75 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.93

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 2.67

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.67
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 2.33

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Silk Worm Census

There are 14,836 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,889 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 105 known instances of this machine owned by Silk Worm collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are original dedicated machines. 14 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 77 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Silk Worm machines for sale. There are 6 active VAPS members with a Silk Worm circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Silk Worm. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Silk Worm circuit board set.

This game ranks a 26 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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Flyer TECMO=SILK WORM Arcade Video Game advertisement original see pic

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Vintage SILK WORM Original Tecmo Arcade Plexi Marquee Panel

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Flyer TECMO-SILK WORM Video Game advertisement original see pic

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