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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 Intro
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum Destroy the engines on the boss plane to destroy it
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST Flying over a little island
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 I must destroy the turrets of the enemy carrier.

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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 (782)

Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 55 out of 100 55
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34

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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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