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The graphics are fine, no glitches, plenty of colour and most important of all in this game, the screen scrolls very smoothly. The sound is Elite's best attempt yet. The game music is a furious rendition of '633 Squadron' complete with buzzing effects all of which adds to the hectic atmosphere of the game, and blow me if you don't find yourself humming it all day! An unreserved screen star.
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The game is a blast, and if you don't buy it then you don't deserve a 64. It's that simple.
Sprites are well above average for a two pound product and, whilst background graphics aren't spectacular, the baddy packed, atmospheric gameplay soon tears up any thoughts of lack of overall presentation. Sonic accompaniment is admirable, with a couple of pleasantly rousing jingles, although spot effects do seem to fade into insignificance. 1942 is a re-release which does Elite's cheapie label proud. A classic budget game, crammed with the sort of mindless playability which gives you the feeling that you've wisely spent that last two quid for a change!
Fly a plane over war-torn areas collecting power ups and shooting incoming kamikaze pilots. An oldie for sure, but still worth a few bob.
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Because it doesn't have much in the way of gameplay frills and thrills to impress you, the Commodore 64 version of 1942 can arguably be called a classic style shooter that delivers the kind of solid shooter gameplay fans of the genre will find well polished.
Old it may be, but 1942 is still a prime example of the classic shoot-em-up. There's none of your flashy (but useless) power-ups here; just endless, frenetic blasting.
It's still a challenge but don't expect much more than lot's of planes appearing in various sizes and formation. A blast from the past for devotees of this style of game only.
1942 hat durchaus einen gewissen Spielreiz. Obwohl das Programm auf den ersten Blick recht schlimm aussieht, kann es eine Weile am Joystick fesseln. Auf der anderen Seite gibt es wesentlich bessere Schießspiele wie zum Beispiel "Uridium". Als Billigspiel wäre 1942 ein Volltreffer, aber für 40 Mark darf man doch etwas mehr Originalität erwarten.
It appears quite fun to begin with, the first few waves are quite enjoyable. But then - well, it suddenly loses its appeal in one quick flash. There's very little here to hold your attention - mediocre graphics and uninspiring game play. The sound is reasonable but it won't be long before that begins to annoy - just like the game.