Release Date: 1984
Class: Wide Release
Maximum number of players: 1
Number of simultaneous players: 2
- Joystick: 8-Way
- Total Buttons: 2
Overview:Control a WWII-style plane over 32 vertically scrolling sea and landscapes. Shoot various types of enemy planes. Collect a variety of weapon power-ups.
Shoot the red formation of enemy planes to receive a "POW" and collect this for different power-ups double shot, wider shot, two side-planes, or a "smart bomb".
Using the roll button causes your plane to loop out of the 2-D action thereby avoiding all enemy shots. You have three rolls per level, but you are awarded a bonus for any that are unused. Hit percentage reports are given at the end of each level.
Facts & Trivia:1942 was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto. Okamoto designed two games while at Konami: Time Pilot and Gyruss. He later went to Capcom where he also designed 1943 The Battle Of Midway, Final Fight, and the Street Fighter series of games.
Game Ports:NES, Commodore 64, PS2, PSP, GBC, MSX, ZX
Tips & Tricks / More info:Capcom, the 1942 maker, released 208 machines under this trade name, starting in 1984.
Other machines made by Capcom during the time period 1942 was produced include Son Son, HiGeMaru - Pirate Ship, Vulgus, Commando, Section Z, and Red Line Fever (prototypes only).
Additional info on this classic arcade title can be found on www.arcade-museum.com