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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 Fighting enemy planes
1942 FM-7 This guy is too big for me...
1942 J2ME Shoot the entire chain of red planes to receive a power-up.
1942 NES Attacking planes with some weapon power ups

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 7 out of 10 70
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 63 out of 100 63
IGN BREW Mar 07, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
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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