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A top scrolling shooter.
Experience the epic dogfights of WW2.
Rating: 3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes
Times Played: 24328   Released: 1990
Series: 19xx
Seahawk
11,870,000
Personal Best: N/A
1942 is a Shoot-'Em-Up game, developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Capcom, which was released in 2000.

1942 is set in the Pacific theater of World War II. The goal is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Japanese air fleet.
The player has to shoot down enemy planes; to avoid enemy fire, the player can perform a roll or "loop-the-loop". During the game the player may collect a series of power-ups, one of them allowing the plane to be escorted by two other smaller fighters in a Tip Tow formation.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 6682   Released: 2000
Series: 19xx
Seahawk
1,385,500
Personal Best: N/A
You are the Daring Super Ace and are engaged in realistic, thrilling, and challenging high flying battles with the enemy. You must control Super Ace over land, sea, and in the air through 32 different scenes. To win you must reach Tokyo and destroy the remaining enemy aircraft.

If you can destroy a complete attacking RED FORMATION you will gain additional power. A POW will appear on the screen after their defeat and you must fly over the POW to gain additional power. When enemy shots hit Super Ace; you lose one plane. If Super Ace hits one of the secret enemy bombers a pinwheel will appear on the screen and you will get an additional 5,000 points when you fly over it. Don't forget when there are too many enemy aircraft you can "Loop the Loop."
Rating: 4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes
Times Played: 15508   Released: 1986
Series: 19xx
TodayIsForgotten
1,584,350
Personal Best: N/A
1942 is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up set in the Asian theater of World War II. The goal is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Japanese air fleet. The player (the American 'Super Ace') pilots a plane, and has to shoot down enemy planes. Besides shooting, the player can also perform a 'loop-the-loop' to avoid enemy fire.
Rating: 6 Votes6 Votes6 Votes6 Votes6 Votes
Times Played: 17887   Released: 1984
Series: 19xx
BBH
12,028,610
Personal Best: N/A
1943 Kai is a Shoot-'Em-Up game, developed and published by Capcom, which was released in Japan in 1988.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 9764   Released: 1991
Series: 19xx
TodayIsForgotten
1,401,210
Personal Best: N/A
This update of "1943 - The Battle of Midway" was only released to arcades in Japan; it was only released in the US to home systems. "1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen" has different graphics and gameplay and is slightly harder than the original.
Rating: 3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes
Times Played: 11605   Released: 1987
AKA: 1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
Series: 19xx
Seahawk
4,030,300
Personal Best: N/A
A top scrolling shooting game.
Can you defeat the enemy squadrons and bring peace to the skies?
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 4779   Released: 1989
Series: 19xx


Personal Best: N/A
In 1943, our main fleet began an intense battle off the coast of Midway Islands.

Help our fleet defeat the enemy.

The NES version varies from the arcade version somewhat, introducing the gradual improvement of the player's plane by several "augmenting" power-ups that never go away. These include the plane's offensive and defensive powers, the energy level, 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". Likewise, there are statistics for offensive ability, defensive ability, total energy, and special weapon time limit. The statistics modify the rates of change for the energy reserve, damage inflicted, and special weapon time limit.
Rating: 7 Votes7 Votes7 Votes7 Votes7 Votes
Times Played: 15487   Released: 1988
Series: 19xx
Seahawk
2,671,800
Personal Best: N/A
It was 40 years ago, at the height of World War II. The Japanese main squadron tasted defeat off the coast of Midway Islands. Some say that this battle greatly changed the outcome of the war. Can you destroy the battleship, 'Yamato' ? Relive the excitement of "1942" by controlling your P-38 equipped with six secret weapons in this vertically scrolling shoot'em up. In addition to the now famous loop, you have at your command, lightning, cyclone, and tsunami to ward off your enemies.
Rating: 3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes
Times Played: 13318   Released: 1987
AKA: 1943 - Midway Kaisen
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
Series: 19xx
Seahawk
2,703,640
Personal Best: N/A
Hack of 1943 with turbo fire.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 8190   Released: 2001
AKA: 1943 hack
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
Series: 19xx
guytah
2,719,100
Personal Best: N/A
A unique top scrolling shooter.
Participate in future air battles.
Rating: 5 Votes5 Votes5 Votes5 Votes5 Votes
Times Played: 14242   Released: 2000
AKA: 1945k III
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
Barón Rojo LWC
9,840,100
Personal Best: N/A
Story:
19XX: The War Against Destiny is the 4th of a series of World War II vertical shooters made by Capcom. The story takes place before a fictional war (Hence, the 19XX) as a lone pilot tries to defeat an entire army/evil organization from starting another World War, which soon escalates to a nuclear apocalypse.

Gameplay:
The player selects one of three different planes, each with different ratings in speed, power, and the strength of their homing attack. When flying through the levels, three primary weapons can be used by picking up their respective items, to fire either spreading Vulcan bullets, straight-firing lasers, or multi-directional missiles. By holding the Fire button, the player can charge up to fire a special missile. If this missile hits a large enemy, the player will lock on to that enemy, and can fire fast homing projectiles to damage it further. There is also a supply of smart bombs which can be used to clear away the majority of enemies and their projectiles from the screen. However, smart bombs can also be charged up, and each level of charge yields a different effect. Of course, if the player is shot down while charging up a bomb, it will have no effect.
Rating: 7 Votes7 Votes7 Votes7 Votes7 Votes
Times Played: 13685   Released: 1995
Series: 19xx
TodayIsForgotten
5,697,800
Personal Best: N/A
Story:
In the year 2100, the Earth's environment is devastated by its inhabitants, who develop their space technology to live on Mars. Before they left, the humans created a Bio-Computer assigned to replenish Earth's ecosystem in hopes of returning to Earth. 50 years after terra-forming parts of Mars, the human colonists were attacked by mysterious, but hostile UFOs. The military leaders among the colonists set up an attack force to defend the colonists using state of the art fighter ships useridentified as the Icarus. The main operation of attack is called "Acrobat Mission" because it exceeds the technical flying ability of the pilots.

Gameplay:
Players started the game equipped with the default weapon, the Standard Shot: a semi-automatic laser weapon. Though moderately powerful, the Standard Shot cannot be upgraded or charged. Once the player has lost a significant number of lives and their selected weapon his lost its upgrades, the Standard Shot will once again take over.
Rating: 3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes
Times Played: 5816   Released: 1991
TodayIsForgotten
219,600
Personal Best: N/A
A top scrolling driving - shooting game similar to Spy Hunter
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 1843   Released: 1989
Series: Action Fighter


Personal Best: N/A
Aero Fighters (known as Sonic Wings in Japan) is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up ("shmup") arcade game.

There are eight stages in this game. The beginning stages consists of randomly chosen areas from nations of unselected fighters (assuming those fighters have nations). If Rabio or Lepus is chosen, all four rival nation stages become playable. After completing all rival nation stages, there are four more stages. Player and team-specific endings occur after completing the 1st loop. After completing the 2nd loop, the ending consists of all pilot pairs giving a speech.
Rating: 5 Votes5 Votes5 Votes5 Votes5 Votes
Times Played: 5753   Released: 1992
INNUENDO
1,030,300
Personal Best: N/A
Control a present-day fighter to take on militaries from across the globe in AeroFighters, a classic-style, 2D shooter viewed from the top-down perspective. Opponents come from the air (helicopters and bombers), land (gun stations, bases, and tanks), and sea (battleships, submarines, spaceship-like military trials and plenty of fighters).

AeroFighters lets you choose from twelve planes, each with a distinctive character. Only four are available instantly, an F-18, FSX, AJ-37 and AU-8, while others have to be earned through completion or cheats (see game summary for cheats). Each character has a different mission base to suit their fighter, a huge range of power-ups and weapons, and a distinctive bomb feature for clearing the screen.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 7935   Released: 1993
INNUENDO
623,000
Personal Best: N/A
The first sequel to the superb vertically scrolling shoot-em-up "Aero Fighters", players once again take control of a Jet fighter aircraft and take to the skies to destroy enemy jets, boats, helicopters, gun emplacements and huge end-of-level bosses. The graphics are every bit as accomplished as those of the prequel and the game delivers a good level of challenge.

The end-of-level bosses change from game-to-game; a nice touch that adds variety to an already solid game.
Rating: 3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes3 Votes
Times Played: 6916   Released: 1994
AKA: Sonic Wings 2
Keywords: Neo Geo, Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
INNUENDO
1,080,200
Personal Best: N/A
The 3rd game in this excellent series adheres to the solid shoot-em-up template set down by its predecessors. The player takes on the role of a Jet Fighter aircraft pilot whose mission is to combat world terrorism. The object of the game is to fly from country to country and destroy all opposition around the world, before flying into outer space to combat the menace responsible for the terrorism. Each pilot has his own storyline that ties in with the game.

One enemy shot destroys the player's plane and releases a special power-up that the plane may have been carrying. If the player's final ship is destroyed, all power-ups and extra bombs are released and can be collected if the player chooses the 'continue' option, or if a second player is still active. However, on the final mission in Outer Space, the player is forced to start again at the beginning of the space mission, unless 2 players are active.
Rating: 4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes
Times Played: 5244   Released: 1995
AKA: Sonic Wings 3
Keywords: Neo Geo, Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
INNUENDO
1,849,800
Personal Best: N/A
A top scrolling shooter.
Join the Aero Fighters and vanquish the invading enemy forces!
Rating: 2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes2 Votes
Times Played: 5627   Released: 1996
TodayIsForgotten
794,600
Personal Best: N/A
Enemies are attacking the city, and it's up to you to stop them. Jump into your plane and hit the skies in an all-out effort to defend your home. Blast them with your laser as they appear at the top of the screen, and keep an eye open for power-ups which will make your lasers and bombs more powerful that destroyed enemies leave behind. When the action becomes really intense, you can use the jump abilities of your ship to change altitude and avoid enemy fire. If you find the game too easy or too difficult, feel free to switch to one of three different difficulty settings. It's up to you to save the city and blow the bad guys out of the air in AEROSTAR.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2282   Released: 1991
TodayIsForgotten
117,300
Personal Best: N/A
The player ships fly through a total of seven stages fighting many enemies and multiple end-level bosses. Each player ship had a semi-automatic Normal shot and Bomb Stock, appearing as a large Phoenix. Players has a total of four different weapon pick-up items to choose from. Weapon 1 is the standard Vulcan weapon, Weapon 2 is a Rapid-Fire shot, Weapon 3 is an area-effect weapon that fires in five directions, two behind the ship and Weapon 4 is a Rocket weapon. Collecting four of the same weapon pick-up allows the selected weapon to flare-out. The player ship only had one hit though and there were no Extend Bonuses.
Rating: 4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes4 Votes
Times Played: 3431   Released: 1996
TodayIsForgotten
1,093,500
Personal Best: N/A
Air Duel is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by Irem in 1990. You can select from a fighter jet or helicopter, shoot enemies in the air and ground, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels.

The game differs from most others in the genre in that you can change the aircraft you use at the start of each new level. The fighter always shoots straight forward, though power ups multiply the width and power of its shots. The helicopter can spray shots diagonally, but always fires a narrow beam. Power ups give it more rapid fire.

There are no different kinds of weapons, only different levels of power, and losing a life resets your power to the level you start with. "Air Duel" is a challenging game, and later levels become nearly unplayable if a single life is lost.

Both the fighter and the helicopter also start with three bombs which wipe out everything in their path, including enemy shots. Additional bombs can be picked up during the course of the game.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 3094   Released: 1990
TodayIsForgotten
281,500
Personal Best: N/A
The player controls a fighter jet and shoot enemies in the air and on the ground, collects power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. The player must collect four power ups to upgrade their weapon. There are four weapon types:

"L"(blue)- Shining Laser, a narrow but exceptionally powerful beam of blue energy.
"S"(green)- Hunter Seeker, a support drone that fires twin bolts of green energy in three directions. The first direction is always straight forward, while the other two directions are changed by the player's motion, rotating while staying 180 degrees apart. If the fire button is kept pressed down, the guns will not rotate while moving.
"M"(yellow)- Tracing Missile, releasing periodic swarms of homing missiles alongside rapid bursts of forward dumbfire missiles.
"F"(red)- Gatling Fire, a spread-out vulcan bullet shot.

Four levels of power-ups are available for each weapon, however each level requires four power up tokens be collected. There are also two special "bomb" weapons available for collection - green Energy Spark for a screen-covering swarm of lower-power bombs and blue Thunder Drive for a narrower and more focused attack. The Energy Spark clears all bullets from the screen, while the Thunder Drive only clears bullets that actually touch the blast. This blast starts momentarily atop the player, but quickly moves forward a short distance and stays stationary for a few seconds before dissipating.
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 4887   Released: 1996
AKA: Akuu Gallet
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
TodayIsForgotten
1,711,030
Personal Best: N/A
Alpha Mission is a one-player scrolling shooter game, similar to Xevious in its segregation of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. Missiles are used to destroy ground enemies, while laser-like weapons are used for aerial opponents. Throughout each of the levels, the player must fight off waves of enemies that threaten several space stations and a boss must be defeated at the end of each. Like most early games in this genre, when the player dies, all weapons are lost and the player is moved to a point slightly before the point of death. The player's craft can also be upgraded to have more powerful weapons by picking up various power-ups throughout the level.
Rating: Not rated yet
Times Played: 2310   Released: 1985
AKA: ASO Armored Scrum Object
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
TodayIsForgotten
213,760
Personal Best: N/A
In the galaxy of Tetranova, a fierce war between seven stars has laid waste to their planets. Having destroyed each other's homes, the seven stars have formed an alliance to seek a new home, where they can rebuild and regain their strength to go to war once again. The planet they have chosen is Earth!

You must pilot the fighter ship SYD against the deadly fleet of the Seven Stars Alliance. The fate of Earth rests in your hands!
Rating: 1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes1 Votes
Times Played: 2477   Released: 1987
AKA: ASO Armored Scrum Object
Keywords: Vertical Scrolling, Shootemup
simpsons99
60,230
Personal Best: N/A


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