DescriptionThe 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 Valhalla" -- Japanese NES title
- "1943: Midway Kaisen" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- 194x series
- Aircraft: P-38 Lightning
- Genre: Scrolling shoot 'em up
- Historical conflict: World War II
|Basic but addictive.||NES||RussS (781)|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Jan, 1989||8 out of 10||80|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||Oct, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Oct, 1988||68 out of 100||68|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||ZX Spectrum||Sep, 1988||5.8 out of 12||48|
|The Games Machine (UK)||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1988||47 out of 100||47|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Oct, 1988||46 out of 100||46|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1988||428 out of 1000||43|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Jan, 1989||38 out of 100||38|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Nov, 1989||34 out of 100||34|
|Power Play||Amstrad CPC||Nov, 1988||33 out of 100||33|
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of 1943 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Related Web Sites
- Video review of NES accessories (WARNING: Laguage) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews some NES accessories and some associated games, including the Roll & Rocker and 1943: The Battle of Midway on NES.)