This game is not fully compatible with iOS 11 (including the beta version). Please note that there is a possibility that the game will not properly operate if you update your OS or device.

1942, the classic high flying shooter is now available on smartphones.

Enjoy awesome air battles anytime, anywhere!

About 1942
Set in the Pacific theater during World War II, this vertically scrolling shoot 'em up tasks players with battling through the entire enemy fleet. Shoot down enemy planes, avoid enemy fire and perform rolls and loops to avoid certain death in this epic nail-biter from the past.

Note: The game has been optimized for the unique play experience of smartphones and may differ in some ways from prior releases.

Classic Arcade Action - Take control of a vintage warbird and challenge the enemy's army.
Shoot For the Stars - Dodge fierce enemies and set your sights on a 100% kill rate.
Roll With Danger - Failure is not an option. Escape from the jaws of death with a well timed barrel roll.
Touch Screen Controls - Experience the intensity of this 8-bit classic with one finger control
Two Modes - “Casual mode" has been adjusted for ease of play and "classic mode" follows the original specifications.

Please Note:
- To use the leaderboard and achievement system, you need a "Google account linked with gamer ID". You can not create "gamer ID" from an iOS device.
- In order to participate in ranking, it may be necessary to change the setting of the Google account. Google Account settings can not be changed from iOS device.

What’s New

Version 1.00.02

Bug fixes and performance updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Seltaeb9091 ,

A good port of the arcade classic

Okay, I'll admit that the game is much easier with the drag controls—you'd never get your plane to move that fast in the original—but it's still everything you remember from the arcade. However, I just got a new high score and the virtual d-pad to move the cursor on the initial entry screen didn't work, only the OK button did. If a fix is added so I can put my own name in the high score board and not AAAAAAAA, then it gets five stars. Oh, and if you enjoyed the version from the deleted Capcom Arcade, this version plays just like it.

Lordshadowz ,

Why 5 Stars???

I loved playing this game as a child in the arcade. I've always purchased iterations of this game on any console I've owned over the years. Now it's on my IPhone and it doesn't disappoint. What I love the most is that Capcom made this version completely playable with one hand. There is auto fire as well as auto loop. All of the graphics and sounds are there just as I remember them! Also there are sensitivity options so you can tailor the fighters movement however you like it. The other thing they did right was putting the dedicated control area at the bottom so that your finger is never in the way of seeing fighters coming up from the bottom of the screen. Thank you Capcom for bringing back great memories and for doing it right! Thank you as well for the price.

Andre_Simandl ,

Great Classic Game

I absolutely love this game. But I wish the music was there while you were playing instead of the whistle. Maybe this could be incorporated in a later update?


79.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


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