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Super SWIV is the sequel to Silkworm and SWIV, both of which were originally Amiga games. It is known as Firepower 2000 in the US. As was the case with its predecessors, Super SWIV is a top-down vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up that focuses on a helicopter rather than a spaceship or a plane.
The game supports 1 to 2 players, whereby Player One would control the Helicopter, whilst Player Two could control the Jeep, or vice versa. The Helicopter is capable of flying over obstacles so by picking the Jeep the player had a large disadvantage and could often get stuck on a building and subsequently die, due to the screen constantly moving upwards. To compensate, the Jeep is capable of firing in many directions.
It was also released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis under a different title: Mega SWIV, albeit with reduced quality audio and graphics. A different level design is incorporated into the Mega Drive version, but the general premise is the same.