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1941: Counter Attack 1941: Counter Attack - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

1941: Counter Attack - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Players assume the role of a fighter pilot during WWII and shoot down enemy planes, boats and other assorted structures.

Please note that the cabinet photo shown may not be that of an original game.

1941: Counter Attack was produced by Capcom in 1990.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period 1941: Counter Attack was produced include: Buster Bros., Capcom Baseball, Code Name: Viper, Rally 2011 Led Storm, Adventure Quiz Capcom World, Mega Man 3, Carrier Air Wing, Adventure Quiz 2 - Hatena? No Dai-Bouken, Chiki Chiki Boys, and Magic Sword


Name 1941: Counter Attack
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6765
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class Capcom CPS JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireLoop/Special Attack
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art 1941: Counter Attack Side Art Image
PCB 1941: Counter Attack PCB Image

Game Introduction

This game is another shoot-em-up in the same vein as Varth: Operation Thunderstorm, 1942, and 1943 The Battle Of Midway. It essentially combines elements from these games into one sleek package.

Game Play

Players progress through the levels, shooting down planes, tanks, and other assorted enemies. Power-ups and extra lives may be earned as well by shooting down enough enemy planes.

There are some strange levels such as a place like Venice with the tanks and jeeps happily whizzing around. The levels tend to be a little claustrophobic with you often having to negotiate winding city pathways or harbors.

1941: Counter Attack KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.21 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.30

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.50
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.13

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.50
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op 1941: Counter Attack Census

There are 14,754 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by 1941: Counter Attack collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 19 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra 1941: Counter Attack circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for 1941: Counter Attack boards sets.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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