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1943: The Battle of Midway

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
47
3.2
ZX Spectrum
54
3.2
Arcade
...
3.1
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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 Commodore 64 My next target: Daihiryu
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These ships have o guns so cannot harm you
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum The wing man power up gives you an incredible amount of firepower
1943: The Battle of Midway Amiga In game 1

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)

The Press Says

Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 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
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
The Rubber Beermat ZX Spectrum Aug 03, 2007 49 out of 100 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 30 out of 100 30

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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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