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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 Sharp X1 Collecting the Yashichi earns you 5000 bonus points
1942 NES Approaching an island
1942 Game Boy Color Get Psyched
1942 PC-88 Game over

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 (3233)
A great game 1942 NES akumakun (6)
Classic arcade shoot em up Game Boy Color Vagelis Daskalos (1)

Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameWorld Arcade Oct 18, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Wii Feb 17, 2011 B- 67
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Color Jul, 2000 5.5 out of 10 55
Nintendo Life Wii Jan 28, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jun 15, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45
Just Games Retro NES Jan 04, 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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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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