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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 J2ME Level completed.
1942 Amstrad CPC Up in the air, a birds-eye view of the ocean
1942 J2ME Level boss
1942 Arcade Squadron

Promo Images

1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot

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 (3001)
A great game 1942 NES akumakun (6)
Classic arcade shoot em up Game Boy Color Vagelis Daskalos (1)

Critic Reviews

GameWorld Arcade Oct 18, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Defunct Games Wii Feb 17, 2011 B- 67
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 58 out of 100 58
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jun 15, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45
Just Games Retro NES Jan 04, 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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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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