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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1940s –  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1939 1940 194119421943 1944 1945

Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.

Contents:
  1. Events of 1942
  2. Births
  3. Deaths
  4. Nobel prizes
  5. Ship events
  6. See also -  Notes -  External links

Events of 1942

(Below, many events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.)

January

February

March

The Japanese aircraft carrier, Hiryu under attack by US aircraft at the Battle of Midway.

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Undated

Ongoing

Births

1942 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1942
MCMXLII
Ab urbe condita 2695
Armenian calendar 1391
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Bahá'í calendar 98 – 99
Bengali calendar 1349
Berber calendar 2892
Buddhist calendar 2486
Burmese calendar 1304
Byzantine calendar 7450 – 7451
Chinese calendar 辛巳年十一月十五日
(4578/4638-11-15)
— to —
壬午年十一月廿四日
(4579/4639-11-24)
Coptic calendar 1658 – 1659
Ethiopian calendar 1934 – 1935
Hebrew calendar 57025703
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1997 – 1998
 - Shaka Samvat 1864 – 1865
 - Kali Yuga 5043 – 5044
Holocene calendar 11942
Iranian calendar 1320 – 1321
Islamic calendar 1360 – 1361
Japanese calendar Shōwa 17
(昭和17年)
Korean calendar 4275
Thai solar calendar 2485

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Deaths

January–June

July–December

Nobel Prizes

Ship events

Notes

External links

Table of contents

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

This page is a placeholder for a page about the year 1942. The Wikiquote community has not yet come to a consensus on what this page, and calendar-year pages generally, ought to say. Please discuss any suggestions for the contents of year pages at the Village pump. In the meantime, Wikipedia's 1942 article offers a list of noteworthy events of this year.

Strategy wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From StrategyWiki, the free strategy guide and walkthrough wiki

1942
Box artwork for 1942.
Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Shooter
System(s) Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64/128, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, GameTap
Players 1-2
Followed by 1943: The Battle of Midway
Series 1940s
1942 marquee

1942 is considered one of the defining games of the vertically scrolling shooter genre. Among Capcom's earliest games, 1942 was one of the most successful. The subject of the game isn't hard to figure out. You play an American pilot pitted against the whole of the Japanese Air Force during World War II in the titular year. Following the format established in Xevious, enemies come out in periodic waves, taking shots at your before turning around and attempting to escape with their lives. Larger air craft that required more shots appeared less frequently and added to the challenge by blocking the shots that you fire at crafts higher up on the screen. Besides shooting, the player can also perform a 'loop-the-loop' to avoid enemy fire. 1942 incorporates a few power-ups that help increase your plane's firepower, while occasionally increasing your exposure.

1942 was picked up for distribution on several popular European home computers by Elite Systems, and relicensed for distribution by Encore. ASCII Corporation brought 1942 to home computers in Japan by porting the game to the MSX1 computer system, and later releasing a graphically updated version for the more capable MSX2 computer. Capcom personnel ported the game to the Famicom/NES system which sold very successfully. While 1942 was not the first Capcom game to receive a sequel, but it was their first game to spawn a series, including the more successful follow-up, 1943. 1942 has also been subsequently released on several Capcom compilation titles for many later-gen systems.

Story

1942 is 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 must survive wave after wave of Japanese air fleets, shooting down as many enemy planes as possible.

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Gameplay summary

Title screen
  • The player controls a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, dubbed the "Super Ace".
  • The Super Ace can fly throughout most of the visible screen, constantly scrolling vertically upwards.
  • The Super Ace can fire a gun with unlimited ammo up towards the top of the screen, and has a limited supply of loop maneuvers that allows him to completely avoid enemy bullets.
  • The Super Ace will lose one life if it is ever hit with an enemy bullet, or it collides with an enemy plane.
  • When a series of red planes appear, a power-up icon will appear if all of the planes are successfully destroyed.
  • Larger planes will appear from time to time which take more shots to shoot down.
  • A stage boss will appear at the end of four different stages which takes substantially more shots to destroy.

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!

1942

Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Designer(s) Yoshiki Okamoto
Release date Arcade:
December 1984 (NA)
Famicom:
December 11, 1985 (JP)
NES:
November 1986 (NA)
Genre Vertical Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single player
2 player Cooperative
Age rating(s) N/A
Arcade
NES
Platform(s) Arcade
NEC PC-8801
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
MSX
MSX2
Famicom
Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Color
As Part of:
Capcom Generation 1
Capcom Classics Collection
Capcom Classics Collection: Reloaded
Media Cartridge
NES
Input Arcade:
8-Way Joystick, 2 Buttons
NES Controller
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough


1942 is an arcade game released by Capcom in 1984. The game is the first game Okamoto designed at Capcom. It was later ported to many game consoles and home consoles.

The game was updated as 1942: Joint Strike.

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Gameplay

1942 is set in World War II. The player (the American 'Super Ace') controlled a plane. The players goal was to destroy enemy planes.

Technical Specs

Main CPU  : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU  : Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution  : 224 x 256 pixels
Aspect Ratio  : 3/4
Screen refresh  : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors  : 256
Players : 1 to 2
Control : 8-Way joystick
Buttons : 2

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Simple English

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century
Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  - 1940s -  1950s  1960s  1970s
Years: 1939 1940 1941 - 1942 - 1943 1944 1945

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