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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.


1942 MSX Shot down!
1942 Sharp X1 Title screen
1942 Sharp X1 Power up, don't mind if I do
1942 PC-88 A bonus appears

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1942 Screenshot
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90 (UK) Arcade Oct 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 7 out of 10 70
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 63 out of 100 63
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN BREW Mar 07, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
VideoGame NES Feb, 1991 2 out of 5 40
Just Games Retro NES Jan 04, 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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