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Description

The sequel to 1942, which is still a vertically scrolling shooter, has the player once again fighting over the clouds during the second world war, this time in an intense battle just off the coast of Midway islands.

Updates to the gameplay include an energy bar, which can be run down by either being hit from incoming fire or using a special weapon. The energy bar can be replenished by picking up power-ups, while special weapons (lightning, cyclones and waves) can knock down all fighters on the screen at the time.

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1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC That's a huge plane. Let's try to shoot it down
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Level two
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These enemy planes though they are plentiful only require 1 shot to destroy them
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Sucess.

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Alternate Titles

  • "1943 ミッドウェイ海戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "1943: The Battle of Valhalla" -- Japanese NES title
  • "1943: Midway Kaisen" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Basic but addictive. NES RussS (782)

Critic Reviews

Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 24, 2000 B 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 33 out of 100 33
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 16 out of 100 16

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of 1943 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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