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1943: The Battle of Midway (ZX Spectrum)

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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.

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1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum Loading screen
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum Destroy the engines on the boss plane to destroy it
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These ships have o guns so cannot harm you
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum This weapon power up sprays out bullets in four directions

Alternate Titles

  • "1943: The Battle of Valhalla" -- Japanese NES title
  • "1943: Midway Kaisen" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Sinclair User Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
The Rubber Beermat Aug 03, 2007 49 out of 100 49
The Games Machine (UK) Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Crash! Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Nov, 1988 428 out of 1000 43

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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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Terok Nor (18430) added 1943: The Battle of Midway (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 31, 2004
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