Category: 1942

1942 Trivia

Released in December 1984, 1942 was the first game that Okamoto designed at Capcom. 1942 was also the first Capcom title to spawn a successful series of sequels, with 6 titles in the 19XX line released from 1984 to 2000. Stage names : Stages 32 – 29 : Midway Stages 28 – 25 : Marshall Stages 24 – 21 :… Read more →

1942 Tips & Strategy

* On stages 27, 20, 15, 08, and 04, a V-formation of red planes will come straight down from the top. If all 5 of the planes are destroyed, a Black/Red POW appears, giving the player an extra airplane when picked up. * Staying Alive: Racking up high scores and killing high percentages of enemy is a great way to… Read more →

1942 Scoring / Points

Small planes are 30, 50, 70, 100, 150, or 200 points each. The small red planes that fly formations of 5 or 10 are 100 points each. Shooting all the planes in the 5 plane formation awards 500 bonus points. Shooting all the planes in the 10 plane formation awards 1,000 bonus points. In both cases, when the last plane… Read more →

1942 Gameplay

1942 is set in the Asian theater of World War II. The goal is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Japanese air fleet. The player (the American ‘Super Ace’) pilots a plane, and must survive wave after wave of Japanese air fleets, shooting down as many enemy planes as possible. 1942 can be played in either one or two… Read more →

1942 General

1942 is considered one of the defining games of the vertically scrolling shooter genre. Among Capcom’s earliest games, 1942 was one of the most successful. The subject of the game isn’t hard to figure out. You play an American pilot pitted against the whole of the Japanese Air Force during World War II in the titular year. Following the format… Read more →