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1943: The Battle of Midway - Nintendo NES system

NES gamepad:

NES gamepad

Gamepad control:


Player 1: Player 2:
A X -
B Z -
SELECT Shift -
START Enter -

Emulation speed:

If the game emulation is slow, try to speed it up by reloading this pa­ge without ads or choose a­no­ther emulator from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
1943: The Battle of Midway - box cover
box cover
Game title: 1943: The Battle of Midway
Console: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Author (released): Capcom (1987)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: Yoshiki Okamoto
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

722 kB
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

128 kB
Recommended emulator: FCEUX

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   1943: The Battle of Midway is a 1987 vertically scrolling shooter arcade video game developed and published by Capcom. It was the first follow-up to Capcom's earlier 1942. Like 1942, despite the game being created by Japanese developers,
1943: The Battle of Midway (NES)
1943: The Battle of Midway (NES)
it has the player-controlled Americans attacking the Japanese air fleet; this was due to being one of the first Capcom games designed with Western markets in mind. The game's name is a reference to the Battle of Midway, which occurred in June 1942.
   The game is set in the Pacific theater of World War II, off the coast of the Midway Atoll with the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces as the main group of antagonists. The player takes the role of an unnamed U.S. Air Force ace pilot seeking revenge to defeat the Japanese air forces that attacked the American aircraft carrier, destroy all Japanese air and sea forces, fly through the 16 stages of play, and ultimately destroy the battleship Yamato, the game's final boss. 11 of these stages consist of an air-to-sea battle (with a huge battleship or an aircraft carrier as the stage boss), while 5 stages consist of an all-aerial battle, either against a squadron of multiple strategic bombers or a single heavy bomber resembling a Nakajima G8N, the latter requires the player to shoot its four engines to destroy it.
   As in 1942, players pilot a P-38 Lightning. Controls are also similar: button B fires main weapons, and button A performs two special actions: one of three special lightning attacks in exchange for some of the player's fuel, or a loop maneuver like in 1942 if buttons A and B are pressed simultaneously. Indeed, players now have only one life, in the form of a large 'fuel' meter; constantly depleting, but refillable by collecting various powerups. In 2-player mode, when both players overlap their planes on screen, the energy bar can be transferred from the player with more fuel to the player with less. Destroying a complete formation of red enemy planes will result in a power-up, such as a health boost or a new main weapon.
   Capcom released their own port for the NES, but the game has also been ported to the Atari ST, the ZX Spectrum, the Amstrad CPC, the Commodore 64 and the Amiga. Released exactly one year after the arcade version, the NES version of 1943 introduced the ability to improve the player's plane by permanently upgrading certain aspects of its abilities. These include the plane's offensive and defensive powers, the maximum fuel level, and its special weapons and their durations. This somewhat alters the game balance and a different tactic is required to survive the game. For example, initially very few weapons are made available; more can be attained from power-ups by putting statistic points into 'special weapons ability'.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

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Game controls:

The NES version of 1943: The Battle of Midway was originally controlled via the NES controller with a cross-shaped joypad and two action buttons. The basic description of game controls is summarized in the table below. Detailed description of how to play this game can be found a in the attached game manual. Please note that individual gamepad buttons are emulated by different keys on your PC keyboard depending on the settings of your online emulator (see the table next to the game).

Use the D-pad to move Super Ace in any one of four directions.

By pressing the A button, you can consume some energy and generate a supernatural phenomenon to attack every enemy on the screen. This also has the effect of eliminating all enemy projectiles on the screen.

Press B button to shoot at the enemy. Press the A and B buttons together to perform a vertical 360 degree dive in the air.

Press select to enter your password.

Use to start the game. Press during play to pause. Press again to resume play.

Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of 1943: The Battle of Midway was de­sig­ned for the Nin­ten­do En­ter­tai­nment Sys­tem (NES), which was an eight-bit vi­deo ga­me con­so­le ma­nu­fac­tu­red by Nin­ten­do in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-sel­ling vi­deo ga­me con­so­le for which mo­re than 700 li­cen­sed ga­mes and a num­ber of non-li­cen­sed ga­mes we­re cre­a­ted. World­wi­de, ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly 62 mil­lion units of this con­so­le we­re sold at ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly pri­ce $ 100 per unit. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the NES con­so­le can be found here.

Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

Available online emulators:

6 different online emulators are available for 1943: The Battle of Midway. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game 1943: The Battle of Midway are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
NesBox Flash NO YES NO YES
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO
vNES Java applet YES NO NO YES
Emulatrix JavaScript NO NO NO YES

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