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1943: The Battle of Midway

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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 Commodore 64 Got a much better weapon now.
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These min boss planes require several shot to destroy them
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Sucess.
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Now they are shooting at me...

Alternate Titles

  • "1943: The Battle of Valhalla" -- Japanese NES title
  • "1943: Midway Kaisen" -- Japanese title

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Basic but addictive. NES RussS (781)

The Press Says

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Génération 4 Amiga 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
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 38 out of 100 38
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34


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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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