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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 NES Japan Title screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Title screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Take off
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade A power-up.

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
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
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
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 428 out of 1000 43
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 16 out of 100 16

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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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