Do a Barrel Roll! Capcom releases shoot 'em up arcade classic "1942" for Android and iOS



Japanese video game developer Capcom riding a wave of nosalgia back to your smartphone screens. The company that brought us multi-million-selling franchises like Street Fighter and Mega Man has just released a mobile adaptation of another popular title from the 80's – 1942.

For those unfamiliar with the game, 1942 is a vertical scrolling aerial shooter that takes place in the Pacific theater of World War II. Players control a plane called the "Super Ace", and their end goal is to reach Tokyo and lay waste to the entire Japanese air fleet.

The game is pretty straightforward – shoot down Tango's and avoid enemy fire by performing barrel rolls or vertical loops. Any gamer that grew up with such classics will tell you that these games are actually quite challenging compared to modern mobile titles, so in addition to the Classic Mode that plays out pretty much like the original game, the mobile adaptation of 1942 has an easier Casual Mode included as well.

As an added bonus, Capcom has decided to offer this arcade classic with a special 50% launch discount which means that you can currently grab the game for $0.99 on Android and iOS. 

You can download 1942 from the App Store or Google Play.

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7 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

From my experience, NeoGeo emulators do a much better job at emulating classic games on my Android device than these official ports in the .apk format.

5. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree. Emulators FTW!

7. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Yes, they couldn't even be bothered to modernize it. Shame.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I remember this game...all my brothers did was asked for this. Let me have a go.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I pumped a lot of quarters into this game.

4. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Capcom what about Alien vs Predator?

6. Shubham1221

Posts: 153; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Great Game!!!!!Great Memories!!!! I always play this game in my childhood and compete with my brother for better percentage and overall score!!!

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