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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 Atari ST Flying over a little island
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Title
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Got a much better weapon now.
1943: The Battle of Midway NES You can upgrade various parameters of your plane here

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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

Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 38 out of 100 38
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19
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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