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1942 (PlayChoice) 1942 (PlayChoice) - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

1942 (PlayChoice) - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


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.

1942 (PlayChoice) was produced by Capcom in 1985.

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 1942 (PlayChoice) was produced include: 1942, HiGeMaru - Pirate Ship, Son Son, Vulgus, Pirate Ship HigeMaru, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Makaimura, Commando, Exed Exes, and Gun Smoke


Name 1942 (PlayChoice)
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6767
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Shoot|Loop
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

1942 (PlayChoice) KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.97 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.27

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 4.33
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.67

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.67
Originality 3.33
Sound/Music 3.33

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 1942 (PlayChoice) Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Common - There are 25 known instances of this machine owned by 1942 (PlayChoice) collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 22 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 8 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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