1943: The Battle of Midway

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
3.1
Atari ST
61
3.6
Commodore 64
47
3.2
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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 Over the enemy base
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST Title Screen
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Completed a stage
1943: The Battle of Midway NES The special weapon can destroy everything on the screen

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

Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
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
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 428 out of 1000 43
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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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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