1943: The Battle of Midway

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Atari ST
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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 NES The special weapon can destroy everything on the screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Starting the game.
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Final Ship of the level.
1943: The Battle of Midway Amiga Title Screen

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)

Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
The Rubber Beermat ZX Spectrum Aug 03, 2007 49 out of 100 49
Génération 4 Atari ST 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
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 16 out of 100 16
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 15 out of 100 15


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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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