1943: The Battle of Midway

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
47
3.2
NES
76
3.2
Arcade
...
3.1
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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 NES Now they are shooting at me...
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Two player mode
1943: The Battle of Midway Amiga Title Screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade A power-up.

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

Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 55 out of 100 55
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
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
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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