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1942: Joint Strike

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
77
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Xbox 360
71
3.4

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 1-2, Local Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). The popular 80's arcade series is back! 1942: Joint Strike combines classic shoot-em-up gameplay with 3D HD graphics. Maneuver WWII-era aircrafts and take on huge waves of incoming enemy fire, duck and dodge explosions and missiles while challenging huge enemy bosses. Recruit a wing man and employ new “Joint Strike” attacks, combining the powers of both aircrafts into one devastating barrage. With new weapons and power ups in your arsenal, prepare to rejoin the battle!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13019) on Jan 09, 2012.

www.backboneentertainment.com (Developer's website):
    1942: Joint Strike takes inspiration and influence from the '80s 194X's series of Capcom vertical arcade shooters. The art, sound and gameplay give the player hints of the 194X series, but will standout as it's own unique entry. Gameplay will essentially be 2D, but the game will utilize a fully 3D engine.

    The game takes place during a seemingly WWII like era. Locales, vehicles and weapons have the look and feel of WWII with some stylistic differences. The world in which 1942: Joint Strike takes place is not our own and the events that transpire are not historically accurate nor are they intended to be. This is a world alternate to ours where history and technology developed along its own path.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110612) on Sep 12, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    In a parallel world reminiscent of our own WW II era, pilots take to the skies with stylized aircraft carriers and devastating weaponry. Inspired by the popular eighties arcade series, 1942: Joint Strike combines classic top-down vertical shooting with updated 3-D HD graphics.

    Take on massive waves of incoming enemies while dodging explosions and missiles, as you face off with huge enemy bosses in death-defying dogfights. Recruit a wingman locally or online to pull off new "Joint Strike" attacks, combining the powers of both aircraft in one explosive barrage. With new weapons and power-ups in your arsenal, prepare to rejoin the battle!
    • Updated classic: Experience classic arcade style gameplay with 3-D hi-def graphics.
    • Co-op play: Team up for new Joint Strike attacks, weapons, and power ups. Use your wingman for two-player local or online missions.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13019) on May 14, 2010.