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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 Amstrad CPC Level two
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Save the Prisoner Of War
1943: The Battle of Midway NES You can upgrade various parameters of your plane here
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These ships have o guns so cannot harm you

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 (781)

Critic Reviews

Retro4Ever NES Nov 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 24, 2000 B 75
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
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 Rubber Beermat ZX Spectrum Aug 03, 2007 49 out of 100 49
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
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


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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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