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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 NES Title screen
1942 PC-88 Your accuracy is calculated
1942 ZX Spectrum And you get twice the firepower
1942 PC-88 You may catch enemy planes, just as in Galaga

Promo Images

1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot

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 (3235)
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
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Defunct Games Wii Feb 17, 2011 B- 67
HappyPuppy Game Boy Color Aug 16, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Video Game Den NES Sep 18, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jan, 1987 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Electric Playground Game Boy Color 2000 5 out of 10 50
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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