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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 Arcade Final Ship of the level.
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Your ship under attack.
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC That's a huge plane. Let's try to shoot it down
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Round 07

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

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19

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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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