A faithful recreation of the classic Capcom arcade shooter.

Posted on 16th Mar 2021. Follow @phaser_ and get the Phaser World newsletter.


GaryD has created another wonderful retro remake. This time it's the classic Capcom shoot-em-up, 1942. A simple, yet highly playable vertical shooter. You take to the skies in your single fighter and battle the Japanese naval air fleet.


You've got unlimited ammo and three barrel rolls, which will help get you out of trouble if things start getting a bit hectic. There are 32 levels with many of the original attack patterns, including both the bomber and super-bomber. Collect the power-ups to double your firepower and bring in extra support.

Space to fire. Left shift to roll. Cursors to fly. Good luck!

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