(VC Arcade / Virtual Console Arcade)

1942 (VC Arcade / Virtual Console Arcade)

Game Profile

This classic vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up is perhaps Capcom's finest moment in the pre-Street Fighter era.

Spawning a million clones and re-appearing throughout the history of gaming, 1942's biplane action needs no introduction. And now, for the first time on the Wii, the original and best version.

Game Review

Review

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Posted by Marcel van Duyn

A relic best left forgotten

Capcom's 19XX series is quite fondly remembered, for offering some unique and very solid gameplay over the five installments it has had so far. At least, that mostly counts for the later four, but not so much for the first.Although not as bland as Exed...

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User Comments (10)

cheetahman91

#2

cheetahman91 said:

This game is alright, but it's a bit dated. Hopefully the sequels will be coming shortly after.

MeloMan

#3

MeloMan said:

Agreed 1943 was where it was at, at least. I will still download this with the quickness because I loved this whole series.

NintendoFanatic98

#4

NintendoFanatic98 said:

They need to get a bigger library of arcade games! May I suggest the Mario Kart arcade game? HINT HINT HINT Oh, and F-Zero AX would be nice.

Gameday

#7

Gameday said:

man i want the first 2 striker arcades shooters , but ill definitely get 1942

Capt_N

#8

Capt_N said:

I play the Namco titles on the Namco Museum for the Cube, so I think I can put up w/ the sound.

Edit: It reminds me of Galaga, w/ crickets chirping. That's good, as I love Galaga. I even just months ago d/led the '90 ver on VC. I could easily do w/o the crickets, though. lol

SafariSuz

#9

SafariSuz said:

|sf>I just thought I would point out that this is now ESRB-rated as E for Everyone w/ a Mild Violence tag.

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