1943: The Battle of Midway

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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 Amiga In game 1
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Attack enemy ships
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST Flying over a little island
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 One or two player game?

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
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic NES Oct 24, 2000 B 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 428 out of 1000 43
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 16 out of 100 16


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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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