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1943: The Battle of Midway

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ZX Spectrum
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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 The pow pick up replenishes your planes health
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC That's a huge plane. Let's try to shoot it down
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 These are flying very fast...
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)

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
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 55 out of 100 55
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 16 out of 100 16
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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