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1943: The Battle of Midway

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Commodore 64
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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.


1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 One or two player game?
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST Starting at the hangar
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum The wing man power up gives you an incredible amount of firepower
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "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

Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 55 out of 100 55
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 428 out of 1000 43
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 30 out of 100 30
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 15 out of 100 15


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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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