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Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner - 1942

Greg talks about the top down World War II shoot'em up that started it all.


Greg Burke has returned from Comic-Con 2016 with a special treat in this week's episode of Shack's Arcade Corner. 1942 was an awesome WWII top-down flight combat game that was a hit on NES and in the arcade. Please take a look.

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    July 27, 2016 4:20 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner - 1942

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      July 27, 2016 5:01 PM

      I never could understand how they made so many arcade cabinets with 1942. It's a decent vertical shooter but it's one unique thing was the flip you could use to avoid death. Other then that it was not that exciting.

      One of those I shoved alot of quarters into but never felt like I loved it.

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        July 27, 2016 8:43 PM

        I loved it for NES cuz no quarters :)

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        July 27, 2016 10:32 PM

        It was one of the games that solidified the genre, with Raiden. Tiger Heli would, I guess, be the stepping stone from Galaxian/Galaga style games to real SHMUPs, but 1941 and Raiden became the pattern the rest followed.

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      July 27, 2016 9:14 PM

      it's not just a good game, it had tight, responsive controls, clear bad guys and enemy bullets, frequent power ups and boss fights!

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      July 27, 2016 10:33 PM

      OH SNAP! Just the sounds and music of the next game made me do a backwards jump throwing daggers and whipping a chainaxe.

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      July 27, 2016 10:43 PM

      one of my favorite games of the era. that and Road Blasters!

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