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1943: The Battle of Midway

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
...
3.6
Amiga
...
2.3
ZX Spectrum
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3.2
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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 Commodore 64 My next target: Daihiryu
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Mission complete. Round 1 clear!
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Over the enemy base
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Game over

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

HonestGamers NES Apr 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
The Rubber Beermat ZX Spectrum Aug 03, 2007 49 out of 100 49
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
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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