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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.


1942 ZX Spectrum Game Over
1942 PC-88 Shoot the medium-sized planes for bonuses
1942 PC-88 You may catch enemy planes, just as in Galaga
1942 Sharp X1 Power up, don't mind if I do

Promo Images

1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
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1942 Screenshot


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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1986 8 out of 10 80
Nintendojo Game Boy Color 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
VideoGame NES Mar, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Just Games Retro NES Jan 04, 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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Capcom's First Console Game

1942 for the NES marks Capcom's first home video game.
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