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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.


1943: The Battle of Midway NES Now they are shooting at me...
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Over the enemy base
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Intro
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Game over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1943" -- PS3 title
  • "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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Basic but addictive. RussS (819) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

HonestGamers Apr 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Den Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro4Ever Nov 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Retro Game Age Sep 01, 2014 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Oct 24, 2000 B 75 Jan, 2011 B 75
Retro Game Reviews Mar 10, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Freaks 365 2005 5.6 out of 10 56


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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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