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1943 NES Video Game

Free Online Web Browser NES Game Play. This NES emulator supports mobile touch devices (i.e Iphone). Complete instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of the page.

Click ‘Enter’ Key to Start Game. Main keyboard buttons are X and Z.

Click Game Window Size Button to Zoom Game Size between default, 1.5X and 2X

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Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Player 1
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start/Pause Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Game Window Size button to rotate between default, 1.5X and 2.X game window size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80's you shouldn't need additional gameplay instructions. If you really need help or instructions playing this game, we have the The Official Nintendo Player’s Guide from 1987 to help you out.


Instruction Manual

A Special Message From Captain Commando!

Thank you for selecting fun-filled 1943... one of the exclusive Nintendo
Entertainment System video games from the Captain Commando "Challenge Series".

1943, created by CAPCOM...premier worldwide arcade game designer...features
colorful state-of-the-art high resolution graphics.

This high quality game pak is licensed by Nintendo for Play on the Nintendo
Entertainment System

(Picture of the "This seal is your assurance that NINTENDO has evaluated and
approved the quality of this product")

Please take time to read the important instructions in this booklet.
Observing the step-by-step instructions and complying with the warnings will
be your personal guarantee to greater game satisfaction over a long period of

1. Avoid subjecting this high precision GAME PAK to extreme temperature
   variances.  Store at room temperature.
2. Do avoid touching terminal connectors.  Keep clean by inserting GAME PAK
   in protective storage case.
3. Never attempt to disassemble your GAME PAK.
4. Use of thinners, solvents, benzene, alcohol and other strong cleaning
   agents can damage the GAME PAK.
5. For best results, play the game a distance away from your television set.
6. Pause for 10-20 minutes after 2 hours or more of continuous game playing.
   This will extend the performance of your GAME PAK.

1943 STORY
In 1943, our main fleet began an intense battle off the coast of Midway

Help our fleet defeat the enemy.

CONTROL PAD - Each tip imprinted with letter to show direction or movement:

    <- moves P38 left.       ^ moves P38 forward.
    -> moves P38 right.      V moves P38 backwards.

  1 Player Game, Use Controller #1 Only

BUTTON "B" fires weapons.

BUTTON "A" you have at your Command, Lightning, Cyclone and Tsunami to ward
           off your enemies.

PUSH BUTTON "A" AND "B" to acheive the Defensive Loop.

To begin playing 1943 press Start Button
Title Screen displays:
                        1 Player Only

                          >  Start


Press Start Button again, screen now displays:

    Distribute Points to Power-up Your P-38

Offensive Power

Defensive Power

Energy Level

Special Weapons

Special Weapons Time Limit

    Remainder 3 points may be distributed

Using up and down arrow on joystick, select where extra power is needed.  When
you select a power-up level, press Button "B" for added power points.
You can only add 3 points to any of the 5 power selections.
As you play longer, you will set the power settings where you feel
Using left or right arrow of joystick, select if yes or no is O.K.
Press "B" to begin.

You only have one life during the game.  Shoot red planes to receive POW.
Shoot POW to receive different weapons.

POW (Letters POW)
Gives additional energy to the player.

SHOT GUN (An half-circle)
The ultimate weapon to destroy enemy bullets.

3-WAY SHOT (A tri-'headed' cannon)
The player can shoot in 3 directions.

AUTO (Don't know what it looks like?)
It shoots 8 times while the button is pressed down once.

ENERGY TANK (Looks like energy tank!!!)
Partial energy recovery.

SUPER SHELL (Very big bullet)
Used against ship's weapons.  Double the power of normal bullets.

YASHICHI (Don't know)
Maximum energy recovery.

SIDE FIGHTER (An airplane)
Increases offensive power.

Strawberry, Barrel, Cow, Star, Alpha (a spaceman), Cat, Flower

Press Select during Title Screen to Select Continue - Press Start.

The Password feature of 1943 allows you to start at a later date from the
same place you finished.
When a game is over, the password is located on lower right side of screen.
Write down the password for future reference.
When you start the game again, select Password function, key in the Password
just as it was on end of game screen, then press Start to continue.
(Note: Password changes the farther you get into 1943.)

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Sorry, no sound on mobile devices.

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1943 Arcade Game Emulated on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Play 1943 in your web browser or mobile phone. This NES emulator provides very accurate 1943 gameplay. 1943 is a classic 1980s NES video game.