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1943: The Battle of Midway (NES)

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Title Screen

1943: The Battle of Midway

Also known as: 1943: The Battle of Valhalla (JP)
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: NES
Released in JP: June 20, 1988
Released in US: October 1988


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1943: The Battle of Midway is the sequel to 1942 and an extremely realistic simulator of the real-life Battle of Midway, where a small plane collected power-ups while shooting down the entire Japanese air force and the battleship Yamato (which actually sunk in 1945 at Okinawa).

History really is written by the winners.

Sub-pages

Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototypes

Morse Code

This message, using Morse code abbreviations, plays twice during the game's intro sequence.

Transcribed -.-. --.- -.. . -.-. .- .--. -.-. --- -- -.. -. ... -.-
Converted CQ DE CAPCOM DN SK
Translated Calling any station. This is CAPCOM. Down and out.

Regional Differences

  • The Japanese version is called 1943: The Battle of Valhalla, while the North American version is called 1943: The Battle of Midway. Although, this only appears on the game box, not on the title screen.
  • The 4 on the title screen has a slightly shrunken base in the NA release. Also, 1987 was removed from the copyright, and a more elaborate Capcom copyright were added in along with "Licensed by Nintendo of America Inc."
Japan North America
"That 4 is 4 pixels too wide!" "Much better."
  • The overall tone of many messages in-game have been made more tame, with the Japanese release having most sentences end with an exclamation point, while the North American releases simply ending them with a period.
Japan North America
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  • The first barrage of green planes in the intro make additional sounds in the NA version.
  • In the password screen, the 1943 logo in the top left corner has been shifted a bit to the right in the NA version.
Japan North America
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  • The point distribution screen in the NA version tells you to move your cursor over a stat and to press "button" before letting you select, while the JP version lets you immediately pick a stat to upgrade.
Japan North America
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