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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 Atari ST Title Screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST First enemies
1943: The Battle of Midway Atari ST Flying over a little island
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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Critic Reviews

ST Action Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Atari ST User Jan, 1989 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Jan, 1989 68 out of 100 68
Génération 4 Dec, 1988 46 out of 100 46
The One Dec, 1988 45 out of 100 45
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1989 38 out of 100 38


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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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Martin Smith (66862) added 1943: The Battle of Midway (Atari ST) on Apr 07, 2004
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