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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 Title screen
1942 ZX Spectrum Collect the pow ......
1942 MSX (MSX1) Game over
1942 J2ME Larger planes are tougher.

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 (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) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Arcade Oct 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Defunct Games Wii Feb 17, 2011 B- 67
Video Game Den NES Sep 18, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Game Boy Color May 25, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
Retro Game Reviews NES Sep 20, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

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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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