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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 MSX Shot down!
1942 NES Title screen
1942 J2ME There is a power-up that provides two wingmen.
1942 Game Boy Color End of mission statistics

Promo Images

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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

Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HappyPuppy Game Boy Color Aug 16, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 63 out of 100 63
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 63 out of 100 63
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 58 out of 100 58
Retro4Ever NES Mar 04, 2013 5.5 out of 10 55
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 5 out of 10 50
IGN BREW Mar 07, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jun 15, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45

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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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