1943: The Battle of Midway

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
...
3.6
Xbox 360
...
4.8
NES
77
3.2
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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.

Screenshots

1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum If you don't destroy all the ground targets you have to start the level again
1943: The Battle of Midway Amiga Title Screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade A power-up.
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC That's a huge plane. Let's try to shoot it down

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 (781)

Critic Reviews

Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Retro4Ever NES Nov 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 24, 2000 B 75
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 30 out of 100 30
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 15 out of 100 15

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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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