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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 Amstrad CPC Attack enemy ships
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Mission complete. Round 1 clear!
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Got a much better weapon now.
1943: The Battle of Midway ZX Spectrum You begin the mission by taking off from an aircraft carrier

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 (Staff reviews only) NES Apr 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Video Game Den NES Dec 14, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Sharkberg NES Dec 03, 2015 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 34 out of 100 34
Commodore User Arcade Aug, 1987 Unscored Unscored

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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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