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Designed by Yoshiki Okamoto, who would go on to architect the Street Fighter and Final Fight franchises , 1942 is a fondly remembered vertically scrolling shooter in which players control a WWII-era plane through 32 levels of enemy-filled sea and landscapes. The first game in the "194x" series, 1942 features a special roll button that allows players to avoid dangerous situations by temporarily looping out of the 2D playfield. This, in addition to perfectly balanced gameplay, colorfully detailed graphics, and some nifty power-ups make the game a true classic.

This classic, vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up is perhaps Capcom's finest moment of the pre-Street Fighter era. Spawning a million clones and reappearing throughout the history of gaming, 1942's biplane action needs no introduction. The original and best version is now available on the Wii console for the first time.

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North America: 800 Points Japan: 800 Points

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Jan 24, 2011 (Wii)
    • Apr 30, 2000 (GBC)
    • Dec 31, 1986 (NES)
  • Japan: Dec 11, 1985
  • Europe: Q4 1986
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