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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 FM-7 This guy is too big for me...
1942 PC-88 You may catch enemy planes, just as in Galaga
1942 ZX Spectrum Big planes can shoot in all directions
1942 PC-88 On to the next mission

Promo Images

1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
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) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 68 out of 100 68
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
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jun 15, 2000 4.5 out of 10 45
GameZone BREW Mar 13, 2006 4.5 out of 10 45
IGN BREW Mar 07, 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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Capcom's First Console Game

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