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Description

1942 is a vertically scrolling shooter for one or two players. The year is 1942, and you are a daring fighter pilot "Super Ace". You begin and end each of the numerous levels on an aircraft carrier and then fly your plane into battle against the enemy over both sea and land. After destroying certain plane formations you can collect several different power ups to increase your fire power and chances of survival. You can also make your plane roll to avoid enemy attacks 3 times per life. There are 24 levels, the first being Midway and the last The Final Area.

Screenshots

1942 ZX Spectrum Over islands
1942 MSX (MSX1) Taking off
1942 FM-7 Oops...
1942 ZX Spectrum Joystick options

Promo Images

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1942 Screenshot
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User Reviews

Who knew WWII in the Pacific was so much like Xevious? NES PCGamer77 (3001)
A great game 1942 NES akumakun (6)
Classic arcade shoot em up Game Boy Color Vagelis Daskalos (1)

Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameWorld NES Oct 18, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Arcade Oct 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 7 out of 10 70
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 63 out of 100 63
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Capcom's First Console Game

1942 for the NES marks Capcom's first home video game.
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