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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.

Screenshots

1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 These are flying very fast...
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 My next target: Daihiryu
1943: The Battle of Midway NES Over the clouds
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST Starting at the hangar

Promo Images

1943: The Battle of Midway Magazine Advertisement

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

HonestGamers NES Apr 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5.8 out of 12 48
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 46 out of 100 46
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 15 out of 100 15

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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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