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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 In V1 mode, the graphics lose definition
1942 Game Boy Color Get Psyched
1942 ZX Spectrum Big planes can shoot in all directions
1942 Arcade Plane starts

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 (3236)
A great game 1942 NES akumakun (6)
Classic arcade shoot em up Game Boy Color Vagelis Daskalos (1)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Defunct Games Wii Feb 17, 2011 B- 67
HappyPuppy Game Boy Color Aug 16, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Game Den NES Sep 18, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
1UP! NES Dec 11, 2015 52 out of 100 52
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 2 out of 10 20

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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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