1943: The Battle of Midway

1943 Conversion of the Capcom Arcade game by Tiertex and published by Go! Media in 1988.

Longplay Information

Author(s): MadMattyMadMatty
System: Commodore 64
Subtitle Language:
Additional Info: No information available
Publication Date: 04/02/2022
YouTube Release: 08/02/2023
Duration: 00:35:26
File Size: 67.48 MB (69104.00 KB)
Downloads: 108 downloads
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Player's Review

"It was over 40 years ago, at the height of World War II, that the Japanese main squadron tasted defeat off the west coast of the Midway Islands. Some say that this battle greatly changed the outcome of the war, some say under different direction we may now all be living our lives under the shadow of the Rising Sun. This is your opportunity at the controls of your magnificent P38, armed with six secret weapons, to relieve the titanic struggle for supremacy against the battleship Yamato and it's legions of defences."

16 levels split into 2 rounds each. the levels are short but there does seem to be an unwritten rule that you need to destroy a certain percentage in order to proceed to the next level. Not enough results in a failed mission and you restart the level. The game isnt as difficult as 1942, but it has it's moments due to slow movement speed. You get three lives and no more ca be earned. An energy bar helps you absorb a few shots and can be replenished by collecting the PowerUP or it will refil at the start of a new level.

Thx to Tiertex, the scrolling is a bit choppy and collision detection can be a bit off especially when you have a line of enemy planes swooping down from the sides. The Roll function seems to be missing in this version or at least I couldn't find it. Not mentioned in the manual or indicated on screen.

Overall, it's not the greatest conversion and not even as good as the earlier 1942. The screen is smaller leaving huge borders and there is no music during play. When the huge enemy planes appear they seem to scroll in sync with the ocean which looks just wrong.