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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 Commodore 64 Starting the game.
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 My next target: Daihiryu
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 Title screen
1943: The Battle of Midway Commodore 64 More enemies to destroy...

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

Your Commodore May, 1990 82 out of 100 82
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Commodore User Oct, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Commodore Force Jul, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Zzap! Dec, 1988 30 out of 100 30
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1989 19 out of 100 19
Power Play 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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Martin Smith (66862) added 1943: The Battle of Midway (Commodore 64) on Apr 07, 2004
Other platforms contributed by FatherJack (62754), Kartanym (12771), Neepie Lantern (535), Matthias Günl (621), Sciere (533297), Martin Smith (66862) and Terok Nor (27206)