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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 ZX Spectrum Big planes can shoot in all directions
1942 Sharp X1 End of stage summary
1942 MSX Leave the flight deck
1942 PC-88 Game over

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 (3001)
A great game 1942 NES akumakun (6)
Classic arcade shoot em up Game Boy Color Vagelis Daskalos (1)

Critic Reviews

GameWorld Arcade Oct 18, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Color Jul, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
IGN BREW Mar 07, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 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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