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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.

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1942 Game Boy Color End of mission statistics
1942 Sharp X1 End of stage summary
1942 Amstrad CPC Exploded in mid-air
1942 MSX (MSX1) Taking off

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User Reviews

Who knew WWII in the Pacific was so much like Xevious? NES PCGamer77 (3004)
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) Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 16 out of 20 80
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games Wii Feb 17, 2011 B- 67
Video Game Den NES Sep 18, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro4Ever NES Mar 04, 2013 5.5 out of 10 55
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 28, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45

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