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Description

The sequel to 1942, which is still a vertically scrolling shooter, has the player once again fighting over the clouds during the second world war, this time in an intense battle just off the coast of Midway islands.

Updates to the gameplay include an energy bar, which can be run down by either being hit from incoming fire or using a special weapon. The energy bar can be replenished by picking up power-ups, while special weapons (lightning, cyclones and waves) can knock down all fighters on the screen at the time.

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1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Starting the game.
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These min boss planes require several shot to destroy them
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST Title Screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 There's another weapon upgrade!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1943" -- PS3 title
  • "1943 ミッドウェイ海戦" -- Japanese spelling
  • "1943: The Battle of Valhalla" -- Japanese NES title
  • "1943: Midway Kaisen" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Basic but addictive. NES RussS (819)

Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
The Rubber Beermat ZX Spectrum Aug 03, 2007 49 out of 100 49
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 16 out of 100 16

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of 1943 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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