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1943: The Battle of Midway

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Arcade
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3.2
Amiga
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2.3
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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 ZX Spectrum If you don't destroy all the ground targets you have to start the level again
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Completed a stage
1943: The Battle of Midway Amstrad CPC Take off
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Title

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)

The Press Says

Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 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
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 30 out of 100 30
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19

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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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