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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.

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1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 My next target: Daihiryu
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum You begin the mission by taking off from an aircraft carrier
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Shoot the planes. Shoot all red planes for some bonuses
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum If you don't destroy all the ground targets you have to start the level again

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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 (782)

Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
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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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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