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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 MSX Shoot the big plane for a bonus
1942 NES Each level starts on an aircraft carrier
1942 J2ME Level boss
1942 PC-88 After finishing the stage, you land on your carrier

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
HappyPuppy Game Boy Color Aug 16, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Powerplay J2ME Jun, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 28, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
Retro Game Reviews NES Sep 20, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40

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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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