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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.


1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum These enemy planes though they are plentiful only require 1 shot to destroy them
1943: The Battle of Midway Arcade Title Screen.
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum Destroy the engines on the boss plane to destroy it
1943: The Battle of Midway Amiga Menu Screen

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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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Basic but addictive. NES RussS (819)

Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Hardcore Gaming 101 NES 2000 8 out of 10 80
Retro4Ever NES Nov 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80 NES Jan, 2011 B 75
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
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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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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