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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 One or two player game?
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Now they are shooting at me...
1943: The Battle of Midway Amiga Title Screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Shoot the enemy.

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

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 24, 2000 B 75
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 33 out of 100 33
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 15 out of 100 15

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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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