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1943: The Battle of Midway

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
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Amiga
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2.3
NES
76
3.3
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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 Completed a stage
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum If you don't destroy all the ground targets you have to start the level again
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST First enemies
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Round 07

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Basic but addictive. NES RussS (781)

The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 24, 2000 B 75
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34
Power Play Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 33 out of 100 33

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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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