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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.


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1942 Sharp X1 There are some flickering sprites when the action gets hectic
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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

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Defunct Games Wii Feb 17, 2011 B- 67 NES Jan, 2011 B- 67
IGN Game Boy Color May 25, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Just Games Retro NES Jan 04, 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 06, 2000 D 25


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Capcom's First Console Game

1942 for the NES marks Capcom's first home video game.
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