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1943: The Battle of Midway

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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 Over the clouds
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum Loading screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 There's another weapon upgrade!
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Round 07

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
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
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
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1988 30 out of 100 30
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19
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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