1943: The Battle of Midway

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
61
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Commodore 64
47
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Arcade
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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 Amiga Title Screen
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These enemy planes though they are plentiful only require 1 shot to destroy them
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Title
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Title 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

HonestGamers NES Apr 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
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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