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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.


1942 ZX Spectrum Your mission begins
1942 Sharp X1 End of stage summary
1942 Amstrad CPC Departing from the base
1942 Amstrad CPC Shoot a group of planes, then get the POW icon to upgrade your weapons

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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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 NES Jan, 2011 B- 67
HappyPuppy Game Boy Color Aug 16, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Powerplay J2ME Jun, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 2 out of 10 20


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Capcom's First Console Game

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