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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 PC-88 Small planes come in white, green and red
1942 Amstrad CPC Startup
1942 Sharp X1 End of stage summary
1942 PC-88 Your accuracy is calculated

Promo Images

1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 72 out of 100 72
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
HappyPuppy Game Boy Color Aug 16, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 63 out of 100 63
Video Game Den NES Sep 18, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 28, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
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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