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Let's Compare - 1943: The Battle of Midway
« on: July 10, 2021, 16:48:50 PM »
1943: The Battle of Midway is a 1987 shoot 'em up arcade game developed and published by Capcom. It was the first follow-up to Capcom's earlier 1942. The game's name is a reference to the Battle of Midway, which in actuality happened in June 1942.

Gameplay

The game is set in the Pacific theater of World War II, off the coast of the Midway Atoll. The goal is to attack the Japanese air fleet that bombed the American aircraft carrier, pursue all Japanese air and sea forces, fly through the 16 stages of play, and make their way to the Japanese battleship Yamato and destroy her. 11 of these stages consist of an air-to-sea battle (with a huge battleship or an aircraft carrier as the stage boss), while 5 stages consist of an all-aerial battle against a squadron of Japanese bombers with a mother bomber at the end.

As in 1942, players pilot a P-38 Lightning. Controls are also similar: button 1 fires main weapons, and button 2 performs two special actions: a loop maneuver like in 1942, or one of three special lightning attacks in exchange for some of the player's fuel. Indeed, players now have only one life, in the form of a large "fuel" meter; constantly depleting, but refillable by collecting various powerups (chiefly "Pow" icons). In 2-player mode, when both players overlap their planes on screen, the energy bar can be transferred from the player with more fuel to the player with less. Destroying a complete formation of red enemy planes will result in a power-up, such as a health boost or a new main weapon.

There are cheat codes, different for every stage, ranging from holding down a fire button or pointing the joystick in a certain direction; player(s) are rewarded with fully upgraded weapons.

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Re: Let's Compare - 1943: The Battle of Midway
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2021, 22:53:53 PM »
I've played a lot of both 1942 and 1943 over the years. Fun games.

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Re: Let's Compare - 1943: The Battle of Midway
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 02:00:28 AM »
What do you think of the home versions?
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Re: Let's Compare - 1943: The Battle of Midway
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 03:22:46 AM »
They're fairly basic arcade games, can't think of any home port I played that wasn't close to the arcade original.

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Re: Let's Compare - 1943: The Battle of Midway
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2021, 13:33:06 PM »
I've played a lot of both 1942 and 1943 over the years. Fun games.

I agree with you

 

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