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1943: The Battle Of Midway 1943: The Battle Of Midway - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

1943: The Battle Of Midway - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

The players control WWII planes in this 2-D vertically scrolling shooter. Missions are flown alternately in the clouds against enemy planes and over water where there player must also disable enemy ships. There are many different weapons available via power-ups.

1943: The Battle Of Midway was produced by Capcom in 1987.

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 1943: The Battle Of Midway was produced include: Legendary Wings, Side Arms - Hyper Dyne, Ares No Tsubasa - The Legendary Soldiers, Speed Rumbler, The, Rush & Crash, Black Dragon, 1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen, Avengers, Black Tiger, and Bionic Commando

Specs

Name 1943: The Battle Of Midway
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6769
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

1943: The Battle Of Midway Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire/LoopSpecial/Loop
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel 1943: The Battle Of Midway Bezel Image
Control Panel 1943: The Battle Of Midway Control Panel Image
Side Art 1943: The Battle Of Midway Side Art Image
PCB 1943: The Battle Of Midway PCB Image

Game Play

Pressing both buttons simultaneously causes the player's ship to loop out of the 2-D action plane temporarily. This is very useful for getting behind enemy planes. Pressing Special calls up a special attack lightning in the air, a wave over water, but also uses up the player's energy. The game is over when the player runs out of energy, but energy can be replenished via power-ups or for completing a level. Likewise, in two-player mode, players can share life energy by placing both planes over each other for two seconds.

1943: The Battle Of Midway KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.75 (14 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.06

Overall Like 4.29
Fun (Social) 4.46
Fun (Solo) 3.86
Collector Desire 3.38

Technical Rating: 3.45

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.71
Originality 3.15
Sound/Music 2.93

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

A little known trick in the game is to hold down the fire A button at the very end of a board immediately after beating the boss. By holding down the button until the plane takes off in the subsequent board, the game gives you a full ammunition load 65 Seconds This trick only works every third board or so and it may even change your selected weapon.PA good solution if you want to do a big score In each boss level, kill all the ennemies exept the boss. If you do not kill the boss you will start back at the beginning of the level. This trick works only one time for each level boss, but in the last level, round 16, if you never kill the boss you will continue to start back at the beginning every time. It is theoretically possible to score an infinite amount of points

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Trivia

This game was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto. Okamoto designed two games while at Konami ITime PilotI and IGyrussI. He later went to Capcom where he also designed I1942I, IFinal FightI, and the IStreet FighterI series of games.

Miscellaneous

High scores are not saved when powered down.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op 1943: The Battle Of Midway Census

There are 14,746 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 236 known instances of this machine owned by 1943: The Battle Of Midway collectors who are active members. Of these, 74 of them are original dedicated machines. 40 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 122 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a 1943: The Battle Of Midway machines for sale. There are 8 active VAPS members with a 1943: The Battle Of Midway circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for 1943: The Battle Of Midway. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for 1943: The Battle Of Midway boards sets.

This game ranks a 61 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 15 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Flyers

Legacy

  1. 1942
  2. 1943: The Battle Of Midway
  3. 1941: Counter Attack
  4. 19XX: The War Against Destiny
  5. 1944: The Loop Master

Manuals

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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