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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 PC-88 Your accuracy is calculated
1942 MSX (MSX1) Here comes a big bomber
1942 Arcade Title screen
1942 PC-88 Only 31 stages remaining

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1942" -- PSN title
  • "1942 MOBILE" -- Android title

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User Reviews

Who knew WWII in the Pacific was so much like Xevious? NES PCGamer77 (3237)
A great game 1942 NES akumakun (6)
Classic arcade shoot em up Game Boy Color Vagelis Daskalos (1)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Questicle.net NES Jan, 2011 B- 67
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 63 out of 100 63
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 58 out of 100 58
Retro4Ever NES Mar 04, 2013 5.5 out of 10 55
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 28, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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