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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 NES Each level starts on an aircraft carrier
1942 PC-88 High score!
1942 NES A very large enemy!
1942 MSX Title Screen

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 (3234)
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
GameWorld Arcade Oct 18, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
Eurogamer.net (UK) Arcade Oct 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 63 out of 100 63
1UP! NES Dec 11, 2015 52 out of 100 52
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 06, 2000 D 25

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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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