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Game name 1942
First released on
Wednesday 11th of December 1985
Genres Arcade, Shooter
Age ratings ESRB E10 (Mild Violence, Mild Fantasy Violence)
Game modes Single player, Co-operative
Publisher(s) ASCII Corporation, Elite Systems Ltd, Capcom
Developer(s) Capcom
Platform(s) C64, NES, ACPC, ZXS, MSX, Arcade, x1, PC-8801, FM-7, GBC, Wii, PS3
Views 879 times
Rating 5/10 (4 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

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!!!

1942 Summary

1942 is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up made by Capcom that was released for the arcade in 1984. The goal is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Japanese air fleet. The player pilots a plane dubbed the "Super Ace" . The player has to shoot down enemy planes; to avoid enemy fire, the player can perform a roll or "loop-the-loop". During the game the player may collect a series of power-ups, one of them allowing the plane to be escorted by two other smaller fighters in a Tip Tow formation.

1942 releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Wednesday 11th of December 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag North America Friday 7th of November 1986 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag North America Monday 22nd of May 2000 Game Boy Color
Flag Japan Tuesday 21st of December 2010 Wii
Flag Europe Friday 21st of January 2011 Wii
Flag North America Monday 24th of January 2011 Wii
Flag Japan Tuesday 30th of April 2013 PlayStation 3

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