Monday, April 6, 2009

"Tokyo is in my sights!"

In 1984 in the arcades I played quite a bit of 1942, you could generally get a bit of playtime out of a single quarter. Of course when Capcom brought it to the NES in the late 80's I had to pick it up.

From reading the arcade cabinet info you are piloting the 'Super Ace' airplane though as pointed out on the ever reliable Wikipedia its designs resembles the Lockheed P-38 'Lightining'. Of course the main goal of the game is to reach Tokyo and blow the living crap out of it while avoiding fighter planes, flying fortresses, and in my case...people blocking my view as they put their quarters on the top of the arcade glass.


Dax said...

I think I rented this game more than any other. I don't know why I never bought it...would've been cheaper (well, for my parents...heh heh).

Vic Sage said...

I generally beat a game so quick upon rental that my dad for the most part always refused to purchase a game for me.

Some exceptions would be RPG's.

Stewed Hamm said...

Man, I have no idea how many hours I put into that game. It was an outstanding way to spend a day at the arcade.

Dax said...

Stew and 1942 went together about as well as the Captain and Tennille.