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Back of Box - NES (Japan):



    Contributed by Talos (208) on Mar 01, 2015. - Wii:
    This classic vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up is perhaps Capcom's finest moment in the pre-Street Fighter era. Spawning a million clones and re-appearing throughout the history of gaming, 1942's biplane action needs no introduction. And now, for the first time on the Wii console, the original and best version.

    Contributed by Victor Vance (10125) on Feb 08, 2015.

Back of Encore reissue inlay - Spectrum (UK):
    Game features progressively faster shoot 'em up, based on historic battle for Midway in 1942.

    Superb conversion of a classic coin-op.

    200,000 copies already sold worldwide.

    Reached No.2 in the Gallup charts.

    Contributed by Martin Smith (66870) on Oct 10, 2004.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):


    It's 1942. As WWII reaches a climax in Europe, the battle in the Pacific rages relentlessly on. A devastating sneak attack on Pearl Harbor has enabled the enemy to gain a foothold that seems nearly insurmountable. After long and bloody battles--Bataan, Iwo Jima, Corregidor--the balance of power in the Pacific begins to shift. The enemy is on the run. The only obstacle to peace is the remaining enemy aircraft based in Tokyo.

    GAME PLAY: You and top gun, Super Ace, must reach Tokyo and destroy the remaining aircraft before the retreating enemy can mobilize a counter-offensive. To accomplish your mission, you must battle the enemy over land, sea and in the air, through 32 realistic, death-defying scenes. You must taking off and land on moving aircraft carriers. Do hair-raising "loop the loops" in thrilling air-to-air combat. Intercept attacking Red Formations and blast 'em out of the sky! Do you and Super Ace have the right stuff? Or will this be a day that will live in infamy?

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4672) on Mar 25, 2004.

Back of Box - NES (US):
    1942. . . you and daring fighter pilot "Super Ace" are engaged in realistic, thrilling and challenging high-flying battles with the enemy.

    Over land, on the sea and in the air, your own skill and dexterity. . . combined with Super Ace's flying mastery, duel enemy pilots in fighter and bomber aircraft.

    1942. . . it's airplanes taking off and landing on ocean-going aircraft carriers. . . disrupting enemy formations ready to attack. . . intercepting enemy air warriors you must defeat by "blasting 'em out of the sky."

    Will it be victory? Or defeat?
    It's in your skillful hands !!!

    Contributed by Jeanne (76515) on Jan 01, 2003.