Story: Fight your way in a P-38 Lightning through waves of foes before you run out of Energy (fuel). Along the way, pick up some crazy power-ups. Use a screen-wide magical “lighting” effect to wipe out weaker enemies or damage end-stage bosses. At the beginning of each stage, there are various power-up points you can add to your plane to match your playstyle and chances of success. Set in a fantasized verson of history, 1943 augments the size of enemies, number of guns and weapon potency.
Highlights: Maintains excellent arcade-style with responsive controls and good graphics. Great variation with skill points, power-ups, and enemies. 1943 gives you the impression that “you can win this”. Boss tactics vary which makes final fights more interesting. Plot twist near the end.
Lowlights: Freaking hard! I only got through the 3rd stage before losing over and over again. There are 24 stages. Having a counting down ‘energy timer’ which destroys you at zero didn’t help. Finally played through the whole game by emulator with endless lives.
Similar Style Games: 1942, Dragon Spirit, Gun.Smoke, Xevious, River Raid
Final Thought: One of the top shooters for the system, especially if you’re as into the classic aviation theme as I am.
Buyer’s reviews and used purchasing: https://www.amazon.com/1943-Battle-Midway-Nes/dp/B000E7CT6W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512843091&sr=8-3&keywords=1943
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