1943: The Battle of Midway

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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 ZX Spectrum If you don't destroy all the ground targets you have to start the level again
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 These are flying very fast...
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Attack enemy ships
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Those big green planes take several hits to destroy

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

Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
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
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
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
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34
Power Play Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 33 out of 100 33


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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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