1942 - Game Boy Color

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1942 (Game Boy Color)
Also for: NES, C64, Spectrum 48K, Amstrad CPC
Viewed: 2D Top-down, Vertical scrolling Genre:
Shoot 'Em Up
Arcade origin:Yes
Developer: Capcom Soft. Co.: Capcom
Publishers: Capcom (GB/US/JP)
Released: 1999 (US)
Unknown (JP)
24 Aug 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
No Accessories: No Accessories


Capcom is re-releasing its popular classic arcade game 1942 on the Game Boy Color. 1942 is a vertical scrolling shoot-em-up set during World War 2. You are at the controls of a fighter plane and your mission is to travel deep into enemy territory, causing as much destruction as possible.

The gameplay in 1942 is simple and easy to get to grips with. It’s a case of shoot everything that moves while avoiding the enemy’s firepower. This means that nearly anyone can play and enjoy this game from the very start.

Just because 1942 is an easy game to control, don’t assume that it isn’t a great challenge. There are three difficulty modes to test your skills, each setting increases the speed of the enemy’s shots and their overall intelligence. Be warned, this game is addictive.

1942 is a big game on a little cartridge, as there are over 32 levels to make your way through. Fans of the original game will be pleased to know that there are new bonus levels to unlock. Some games are ideally suited to portability, and 1942 is one of them.