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Description

1942 is a vertically scrolling shooter for one or two players. The year is 1942, and you are a daring fighter pilot "Super Ace". You begin and end each of the numerous levels on an aircraft carrier and then fly your plane into battle against the enemy over both sea and land. After destroying certain plane formations you can collect several different power ups to increase your fire power and chances of survival. You can also make your plane roll to avoid enemy attacks 3 times per life. There are 24 levels, the first being Midway and the last The Final Area.

Screenshots

1942 NES Title screen
1942 NES A very large enemy!
1942 NES Fighting enemy planes
1942 NES Each level starts on an aircraft carrier

Promo Images

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1942 Screenshot
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1942 Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1942" -- PSN title
  • "1942 MOBILE" -- Android title

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User Reviews

Who knew WWII in the Pacific was so much like Xevious? PCGamer77 (3237) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars
A great game 1942 akumakun (6) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tilt Dec, 1987 16 out of 20 80
Questicle.net Jan, 2011 B- 67
Video Game Den Sep 18, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro4Ever Mar 04, 2013 5.5 out of 10 55
1UP! Dec 11, 2015 52 out of 100 52
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 5 out of 10 50
Retro Game Reviews Sep 20, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
VideoGame Feb, 1991 2 out of 5 40
The Video Game Critic Aug 06, 2000 D 25
Game Freaks 365 2005 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Capcom's First Console Game

1942 for the NES marks Capcom's first home video game.
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