1943: The Battle of Midway

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
...
2.3
Atari ST
61
3.6
Commodore 64
47
3.5
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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 Amstrad CPC Save the Prisoner Of War
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum The pow pick up replenishes your planes health
1943: The Battle of Midway Amiga In game 2
1943: The Battle of Midway NES You can upgrade various parameters of your plane here

Alternate Titles

  • "1943 ミッドウェイ海戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "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

HonestGamers NES Apr 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Retro4Ever NES Nov 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46

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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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