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11th Jun '17 3:48:45 PM nombretomado
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* '''1942 Joint Strike''' (XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork, 2009)

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* '''1942 Joint Strike''' (XboxLiveArcade (UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade and PlayStationNetwork, UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork, 2009)
23rd Feb '17 10:52:11 PM 4444jdm
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* {{Sentai}}: Some stage bosses in ''1943'' aren't a single large ship, but an entire fleet of bombers.
** Boss ships do count too since you shoot the lower-class ships first.
20th Jan '16 1:14:31 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ChargedAttack:
** Every game from the NES/FC port of ''1943'' onwards lets you charge up a powerful shot by holding down and releasing the shot button.
** ''19XX'' does this with the SmartBomb. The effects are, in order of least to most powerful, a screen-clearing carpet bomb, a concentrated radial explosion, and several of the aforementioned radial explosions all over the place.
** ''1944'' has a "CHARGE" meter that needs to be filled to full to initiate an InvulnerableAttack. The charge doesn't have to be done in one go; releasing the shot button will simply let the meter slowly decrease instead of disappearing entirely. However, once the attack is used, there is an "OVER HEAT" period during which the meter cannot be charged again.
20th Jan '16 1:11:16 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* CastFromHitPoints: How special attacks work in ''1943'' and ''1941''.
20th Jan '16 1:09:17 PM LucaEarlgrey
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The ''1942'' series is a series of arcade vertical-scrolling {{Shoot Em Up}}s developed by Capcom, set mainly in WorldWarII. The player is an American "Super Ace" in a P-38 Lightning who spends a surprising amount of time kicking the spit out of the Japanese Navy for a series made in Japan.

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The ''1942'' series is a series of arcade vertical-scrolling {{Shoot Em Up}}s developed by Capcom, set mainly in WorldWarII. The player is an American "Super Ace" in a P-38 Lightning who spends a surprising amount of time kicking the spit out of the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Navy Navy]] for a series made in Japan.



* UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun -- The enemy in most of the games except ''1941'' and ''[=19XX=]''.
17th Dec '15 1:40:50 AM DarkStorm
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* UpdatedRerelease: 1943 Kai was this to the original 1943. It made the enemies harder, changed the boss order around, redid some of the player's weapons (including adding a laser beam weapon), and replaced the player's P-38 with a Boeing-Stearman Model 75 biplane.
27th Sep '15 12:25:06 PM Morgenthaler
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[[IThoughtThatWas Do not confuse with]] ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 1942]]'', which is a whole different ballgame, ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', ''{{Strikers 1945}}'' (despite that also being a shmup series), or (heaven forbid) ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]''. Also has nothing to do with the video game company {{Midway}}.[[note]]The "Midway" referred to here is Midway Island, which was part of the Pacific Theater of WorldWarTwo.[[/note]]

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[[IThoughtThatWas Do not confuse with]] ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 1942]]'', which is a whole different ballgame, ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', ''{{Strikers 1945}}'' (despite that also being a shmup series), or (heaven forbid) ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]''. ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''. Also has nothing to do with the video game company {{Midway}}.Creator/{{Midway}}.[[note]]The "Midway" referred to here is Midway Island, which was part of the Pacific Theater of WorldWarTwo.[[/note]]
2nd Apr '15 12:06:58 AM jormis29
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* OrwellianRetcon: As already mentioned before, the game was pretty controversial in Japan when it was released in arcades, so Capcom had to make some modifications on the NES version of the game, including changing the name of the Japanese battleships using the Japanese names of ''Chinese'' warlords from ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', with the sole exception of the Ayako bombers, since [[{{Tuckerization}} they're probably named after the music composer of the game, Ayako Mori]],[[note]]Ryofu refers to LuBu, per example.[[/note]] not to mention the titular ''Battle of Midway'' was named ''The Battle of Valhalla'' in the Japanese version. Oddly, the American game box still keeps the ''Battle of Midway'' subtitle, even if the English version also use the changed Japanese names too.

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* OrwellianRetcon: As already mentioned before, the game was pretty controversial in Japan when it was released in arcades, so Capcom had to make some modifications on the NES version of the game, including changing the name of the Japanese battleships using the Japanese names of ''Chinese'' warlords from ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', with the sole exception of the Ayako bombers, since [[{{Tuckerization}} they're probably named after the music composer of the game, Ayako Mori]],[[note]]Ryofu refers to LuBu, UsefulNotes/LuBu, per example.[[/note]] not to mention the titular ''Battle of Midway'' was named ''The Battle of Valhalla'' in the Japanese version. Oddly, the American game box still keeps the ''Battle of Midway'' subtitle, even if the English version also use the changed Japanese names too.
21st Dec '14 5:31:40 AM SuperLlama
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* HomingProjectile: Holding down the fire button in ''19XX'' causing your ship to charge up a piercing projectile that destroys weaker enemies in one hit. When it hits a stronger, it tags it to allow the player to fire homing lasers at it for a short period of time on top of their normal shots.
21st Dec '14 5:27:53 AM SuperLlama
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** A couple bosses in ''19XX'' will also unleash one last volley of attacks while they're in the middle of exploding.
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