Capcom has finally released screenshots for the iPhone version of its classic shoot 'em up 1942. It was hinted that 1942 would make its way to the iPhone back at E3 2009, but we haven't heard much of the game again until now:

1942 was first released in 1984 for the arcade. It gave way to the sequel 1943: The Battle of Midway. Stay tuned.

  • araczynski

    loved that game, wonder about an ipad version...

    • appstoregamer

      I second that.

  • araczynski

    loved that game, wonder about an ipad version...

    • appstoregamer

      I second that.

  • http://www.rustysabre.com/ Eric

    I must have referenced this game in at least half of the scrolling shooter reviews I've ever written. It's about time the classic comes to the iPhone :)

    • Xurkey

      It's really not THAT good to reference it. Try playing a better shmup.

      • dave

        Its a stone cold arcade classic, anyone who played the 19XX games in the 80s/90s will tell you this. Just ask your mummy and daddy.

      • Xurkey

        Hey Dave I grew up playing this game too. I just don't think it's all that great. Ever play Don Don Pachi, Mushishima, Raiden, you know, a challenging and engaging shmup?

        I find it funny you assumed I had never heard of 1942.

        Learn to commnent.

        P.S. I would crush you at any shmup, learn to play.

  • http://www.rustysabre.com/ Eric

    I must have referenced this game in at least half of the scrolling shooter reviews I've ever written. It's about time the classic comes to the iPhone :)

    • Xurkey

      It's really not THAT good to reference it. Try playing a better shmup.

      • dave

        Its a stone cold arcade classic, anyone who played the 19XX games in the 80s/90s will tell you this. Just ask your mummy and daddy.

      • Xurkey

        Hey Dave I grew up playing this game too. I just don't think it's all that great. Ever play Don Don Pachi, Mushishima, Raiden, you know, a challenging and engaging shmup?

        I find it funny you assumed I had never heard of 1942.

        Learn to commnent.

        P.S. I would crush you at any shmup, learn to play.

  • HelperMonkey

    wow. memories...

  • HelperMonkey

    wow. memories...

  • SteveJ

    Oooh... I'm definitely looking forward to this, but I hope they got the controls right.

  • SteveJ

    Oooh... I'm definitely looking forward to this, but I hope they got the controls right.

  • AndrewF

    any idea if the game can be played in landscape mode? the screenshots are all portrait mode and the controls could be kinda hard to use that way.

    • Xurkey

      You realize vertical shooters are supposed to be played with a horizontal monitor right?

  • AndrewF

    any idea if the game can be played in landscape mode? the screenshots are all portrait mode and the controls could be kinda hard to use that way.

    • Xurkey

      You realize vertical shooters are supposed to be played with a horizontal monitor right?

  • Anonymous

    Great to see more quality shmups coming to the iDevices. Looking forward to it.

  • Anonymous

    Great to see more quality shmups coming to the iDevices. Looking forward to it.

  • Les Kern

    One of few games I completed in the arcade. Afraid it would drive me insane now.

  • Les Kern

    One of few games I completed in the arcade. Afraid it would drive me insane now.

  • Tom

    This games goes way back and will be great to see on the iphone. Hope it is also compatible with the iPad as well!!

  • Tom

    This games goes way back and will be great to see on the iphone. Hope it is also compatible with the iPad as well!!

  • A

    i got this for NES

  • A

    i got this for NES

  • john

    This is such a copy of siberian strike from gameloft

  • john

    This is such a copy of siberian strike from gameloft