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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 PC-88 On to the next mission
1942 FM-7 Flying over land
1942 NES Approaching an island
1942 Arcade First enemy planes

Promo Images

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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? NES PCGamer77 (3234)
A great game 1942 NES akumakun (6)
Classic arcade shoot em up Game Boy Color Vagelis Daskalos (1)

Critic Reviews

GameWorld Arcade Oct 18, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro4Ever NES Mar 04, 2013 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Color Jul, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jun 15, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45
IGN BREW Mar 07, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Freaks 365 NES 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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