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|1941: Counter Attack|
|Series||1942 (video game)|
|Release date(s)||February 1990|
|Genre(s)||Vertical scrolling shooter|
|Mode(s)||Single player, 2 player Co-op|
|Media/distribution||ROM, HuCard, UMD|
|CPU||Motorola 68000 @ 10 MHz|
|Sound||Zilog Z80 @ 3.579545 MHz, Yamaha YM2151 @ 3.579545 MHz, OKI6295 @ 7.576 kHz|
|Display||Vertically oriented, 224 × 384, 4096 palette colors, 60 Hz refresh rate|
1941: Counter Attack is an arcade game in the "vertical scrolling shooter" genre made by Capcom in 1990. It was also released on Capcom Classics Collection Remixed for the PSP and Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
The goal is to shoot down enemy airplanes and collect weapon power-ups (POW). The game uses a vitality system instead of life system in which if the player is hit, it loses one point of vitality and the player is destroyed if hit with 0 vitality then the player is given the option to continue. Lightning attacks can be used by pressing the B button which sacrifices a portion of life energy. One is only able to perform three loops per level and a bonus is awarded at the end of the level for unused loops. Player 1 uses a P-38 Lightning and Player 2 uses a new plane: Mosquito Mk IV. The game shifts from the original Pacific Front setting with that of the Western Front, in the north Atlantic Ocean.
The game consists of six levels: North Atlantic Ocean Sky, European Sea Port, V3 Rocket Site, Brandenburg Gate, Open Plains and The Enemy Base. There are 6 bosses:Leviathan, German battleship Bismarck, V3 Rocket, Krote, Super Leviathan and Gotha (Horten Ho 229). Also, there are common enemies like: Ju 87 Stuka, Bf 110, Me 262 Schwalbe, Focke-Achgelis Fa 223, Sdkfz 251, Flak 88, Tiger I and U-boat.
It was followed to 19XX: The War Against Destiny in 1996.
1941: Counter Attack was ported to the SuperGrafx in 1991 and to GameTap. It was also released as part of the Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox and Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed for the PlayStation Portable in 2006.
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