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  • Summary: What's New In Version 1.2

    - New chapter with five new levels featuring two new environments: The Desert and the Canyon. - A new airplane boss: the Bodan Epsilon. - An upgraded version of the Dagmor tank boss with new weapons --------------------------------------- Take to the skies in
    What's New In Version 1.2

    - New chapter with five new levels featuring two new environments: The Desert and the Canyon.
    - A new airplane boss: the Bodan Epsilon.
    - An upgraded version of the Dagmor tank boss with new weapons
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    Take to the skies in this iPhone version of the high-flying arcade classic. Down swarms of enemy fighters, bombers, battleships and more in this modern reimagining of the classic shooter.
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    Features:
    - Three playable aircraft (The well rounded Lightning, rugged Mosquito and the nimble Shinden).
    - Upgrade your aircraft and unlock more powerful weapons.
    - Frantic dogfights and six epic boss fights.
    - Battle across five environments
    - Two simple pick up and play control systems (Tilt and Touch).
    - Art and gameplay elements inspired by the hit 1942: JOINT STRIKE
    - Game Center leaderboard support.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 4, 2011
    70
    A comfortably nostalgic experience. [Oct 2010, p.84]
  2. Mar 4, 2011
    60
    A great, basic shoot'em-up that will appeal to classic arcade fans after a bite of nostalgia, but it won't get much of a spin after it's all over.
  3. Mar 4, 2011
    50
    1942 is a dull looker. There are much better top-down shooters in the App Store for you to spend your money on.
  4. Mar 4, 2011
    50
    Perhaps only a real joystick can work for this kind of game, but I'd like to think Capcom can at least give it another look, and fix or tweak the controls in an update.
  5. Mar 4, 2011
    50
    A competent top-down shooter, but indifferent controls and an almost horizontal difficult curve keep it from fully taking off.
  6. Mar 4, 2011
    50
    What I got, after the nostalgia wore off, is a fairly pedestrian arcade game with some big control issues to work out.
  7. Mar 4, 2011
    40
    It's unfortunate and surprising that such a beloved franchise received such poor treatment.