Oh the good old days of quarter munching Arcade systems :) I remember spending many a Saturday afternoon at my local arcade spending what little allowance I had left after buying up all the candy I could eat until I felt sick from the sugar high.
1942 was one of the best Arcade games the year it was released, and continue to steal quarters from gamers for a good several years to follow, especially if you consider all of the sequels it spawned. 1942 DS is a faithful-to-the-original Arcade emulator for the DS. You’ll need to get the MAME release of the game for the game files, and then you’ll be able to shoot down the bad guys in this vertical scrolling shoot’em up game from the past.
Each mission is exact to the arcade version - because you’re running the arcade version itself. You have to advance your plane and get as close to Tokyo as you can, to take down their air fleet. A strange mission, considering it was made by one of Japan’s biggest video game makers of the time. But Capcom wanted to be faithful to the actual gameplay and have players playing a historically correct game.
I remember lineups for this game. It’s no wonder that it was Capcom’s really big breakaway hit. The gameplay is fun, addictive, and shoot ‘em ups have excellent replay value.
With your R4 3DS card you’ll be able to play this game once again, except this time on your Nintendo 3DS system.
Check out the gameplay video and video review below. This is truly one of the best classic arcade games, that spawned sequels and a slew of copy-cat games back in it’s heyday.
The actual game being played on a DSi (Works exactly the same on a Nintendo 3DS
You can download the 1942 DS file from GameBrew.org
You’ll need the mame roms and an r4 3ds flash cart in order to be able to load and play it on your Nintendo 3DS system. It uses the mame roms which can be found online, and then just follow the instructions to load the game on to your r4 micro SD, and enjoy.