1942

Released in 1984

Manufacturer: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Distributor: Capcom

****.5 (4 total votes)

'1942' marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Destroy WW2 japanese planes.

Genre

Shooting
Vertical Scrolling

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 256 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz

Mame ROMs

1942, 1942 (set 1)
1942a, 1942 (set 2)
1942b, 1942 (set 3)

Game Details

Xevious style game - fly over Pacific islands and shoot down Japanese planes and sink ships.
'1942' cabinet photo
cabinet photo
'1942' title screen
title screen
'1942' gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
'1942' promotional flyer
promotional flyer
'1942' control panel
control panel

"Maybe" Images

(fuzzy search, these MAY match the game, or they may not)

1942 game screen.

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***** by Makaveli_2003. Comment: "I would become feverishly engrossed with the game whenever I played. It literally made me sweat. It must have been the tension of the challenge. Much like Eugene Jarvis said of his Robotron game, I felt like I was always a moment away from death. I can't describe exactly why I was drawn to 1942. It was not the graphics, which did the job but did not amaze. It was not the looping manoeuvre, which was a necessary escape valve, but not the main draw. It had the be something related to the assorted attack forma" 2000-10-23 01:29:12Z

***** by pleasurehunk. Comment: "well, i have tried this game few years ago. infact i do not know this game still exsist, till now, anyway i am glad it's still around and looking forward to play it again, hope i dont get hooked on to it like those days. hope my comments will get approved and i will be given a chance. thanking you in advance." 2003-01-06 01:28:43Z

***** by comton. Comment: "Aww happy days. I always wanted it and was lucky enough to find (and buy) one for only $75 and even better, theres nothing wrong with it at all." 2004-12-02 22:52:13Z

***  by Johnnyjueves. Comment: "Quite a good game. Always found it rather tough though." 2007-05-17 11:51:46Z

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1942 Dip Switch Settings and Pinouts
1942 Dip Switch Settings and Pinouts
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\1942 Tech.html 9719 K - Updated 2002.04.16
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File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\QuickRef2.txt 687 K - Updated 2003.01.06
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\1942.txt
1942 ---- Solder Side Parts Side GND A 1 GND +5 B 2 +5 +12 C 3 +12 GND D 4 GND Speaker - E 5 Speaker - Speaker + F 6 Speaker + Coin Counter - H 7 Coin Counter + key J 8 key Shoot 1 K 9 Up 1 Down 1 L 10 Left 1 Right 1 M 11 GND 1 Shoot 2 N 12 Up 2 Down 2 P 13 Left 2 Right 2 R 14 GND 2 2 Player start S 15 GND 1 Player start T 16 GND Coin Switch
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\1942.txt 5167 K - Updated 2009.04.22
Technical Information
Note: The information and links on this page might get moved around quite a bit before things get all sorted out. I'm just going to start putting up all kinds of information that I've had archived away, so please pardon the mess! :) Identifying Unknown Board Sets Back in 1994, Rick Schieve wrote an article about how to identify unknown boards. This article gives some quick tips on how to figure out what the pinouts are for an unknown PCB. The text is moderately technical so if you're not sure what R
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Repair\IDing PCBS.html 14779 K - Updated 2000.01.02
Yet Another List
O-Taito is the Old Taito pinout on wiretap. N-Taito is the New-Taito pinout (Like Elevator Action). Quote by R. Schieve: "Taito.pin will match most for power, ground, monitor, and speaker connections but inputs are usually quite different." DECO/Data East is the Data East pinout. See Ring King.pin or KarateChamp.pin.I AtariV is Black Widow and Gravitar and Space Duel Konami if the Konami pinout. See Konami\Rush'n'Attack.pin. BZone is Battle Zone and Red Baron Tehkan games seem to follow th
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1942.txt
1942 DIP Switch Settings ------------------------ Information provided by David Shoemaker (a-bds@microsoft.com), and John Keay (John.Keay@tiuk.ti.com). DIP SWITCH A ============ Adjustment Options 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ---------- -------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - Players Five (5) + + Two (2) * + - One (1)
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Switch Settings\PDF\0-9\1942_DIP.pdf 3574 K - Updated 2003.11.16
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\my1942.txt
From: ub2f@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de (Ralph Kimmlingen) Date: 5. Oct 1995 yet another Capcom "1942" pinout --------------------------------------------------------- Solder Side | PIN | Component Side --------------------------------------------------------- N.C. | A | 1 | +5V +5V | B | 2 | +5V +12V | C | 3 | +12V GND | D | 4 | GND GND | E | 5 | GND
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\my1942.txt 1346 K - Updated 1995.10.06
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\1942.txt
1942 DIP Switch Settings ------------------------ Information provided by David Shoemaker (a-bds@microsoft.com), and John Keay (John.Keay@tiuk.ti.com). DIP SWITCH A ============ Adjustment Options 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ---------- -------------------------------------- - - - - - - - - Players Five (5) + + Two (2) * + - One (1)
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\1942.txt 3039 K - Updated 1995.04.25
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\1942.txt
1942 pinouts from gopstein@bms.com (Rich Gopstein) Solder Side Parts Side GND A 1 GND +5 B 2 +5 +12 C 3 +12 GND D 4 GND Speaker - E 5 Speaker - Speaker + F 6 Speaker + Coin Counter - H 7 Coin Counter + key J 8 key Shoot 1 K 9 Up 1 Down 1 L 10 Left 1 Right 1 M 11 GND 1 Shoot 2 N 12 Up 2 Down 2 P 13 Left 2 Right 2 R 14 GND 2 2 Player start S 15 GND 1 Player start T 16 GND Coin Switch U 17 GND Service Switch V 18 GND unused W 19 Loop 1 unused X 20 Loop 2 unused Y 21 Vid GND Sync Z 22 Red Gree
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\1942.txt 670 K - Updated 1994.03.18
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From dholcomb@microsoft.com Tue Dec 13 22:30:30 1994 Received: from netmail2.microsoft.com by halcyon.com with SMTP id AA25989 (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for <holcomb@halcyon.com>); Tue, 13 Dec 1994 22:30:28 -0800 Received: by netmail2.microsoft.com (5.65/25-eef) id AA18899; Tue, 13 Dec 94 22:30:41 -0800 Message-Id: <9412140630.AA18899@netmail2.microsoft.com> Received: by netmail2 using fxenixd 1.0 Tue, 13 Dec 94 22:30:41 PST X-Msmail-Fixed-Font: 0001 X-Msmail-Message-Id: DDAB6336 X-Msmail-Conversation
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\Quick-Ref.txt 8639 K - Updated 2003.01.06
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From dholcomb@microsoft.com Tue Dec 13 22:30:30 1994 Received: from netmail2.microsoft.com by halcyon.com with SMTP id AA25989 (5.65c/IDA-1.4.4 for <holcomb@halcyon.com>); Tue, 13 Dec 1994 22:30:28 -0800 Received: by netmail2.microsoft.com (5.65/25-eef) id AA18899; Tue, 13 Dec 94 22:30:41 -0800 Message-Id: <9412140630.AA18899@netmail2.microsoft.com> Received: by netmail2 using fxenixd 1.0 Tue, 13 Dec 94 22:30:41 PST X-Msmail-Fixed-Font: 0001 X-Msmail-Message-Id: DDAB6336 X-Msmail-Conversation-Id: DDA
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