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1943: The Battle of Midway

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
61
3.6
ZX Spectrum
54
3.2
Amstrad CPC
...
3.6
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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 Amstrad CPC Shoot the planes. Shoot all red planes for some bonuses
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Those big green planes take several hits to destroy
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum You begin the mission by taking off from an aircraft carrier
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Destroy the ship.

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)

The Press Says

HonestGamers NES Apr 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 24, 2000 B 75
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
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
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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