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1943: The Battle of Midway

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
...
...
NES
76
3.2
Commodore 64
47
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 Amiga In game 2
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST First enemies
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Take off
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum This weapon power up sprays out bullets in four directions

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
Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 428 out of 1000 43
Power Play Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 33 out of 100 33
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 16 out of 100 16

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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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