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1943: The Battle of Midway

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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2.3
Commodore 64
47
3.2
Xbox 360
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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 ZX Spectrum Intel from HQ is displayed between missions
1943: The Battle of Midway NES The special weapon can destroy everything on the screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Final Ship of the level.
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These min boss planes require several shot to destroy them

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

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
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
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 428 out of 1000 43
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 38 out of 100 38
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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