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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.


1942 Arcade Plane starts
1942 Arcade Flying fortress
1942 Arcade Title screen
1942 Arcade First enemy planes

Promo Images

1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot
1942 Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1942" -- PSN title
  • "1942 MOBILE" -- Android title

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Critic Reviews

GameWorld Oct 18, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Oct 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80


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Capcom's First Console Game

1942 for the NES marks Capcom's first home video game.
666gonzo666 (61759) added 1942 (Arcade) on Jan 21, 2014
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