1942: Joint Strike

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1942: Joint Strike
1942jointstrike.jpg
XBLA boxart
Developer(s)Backbone Entertainment
Publisher(s)Capcom
Composer(s)Norihiko Hibino[1]
Platform(s)Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
ReleaseXBLA
July 23, 2008
PSN
  • NA: July 24, 2008
  • PAL: September 11, 2008
Genre(s)Vertical scrolling shooter
Mode(s)Single player, multiplayer

1942: Joint Strike is a video game developed by Backbone Entertainment for the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network. It was released in 2008. It is the remake of the original 1984 video game 1942.

Despite the name, the game is an amalgamation of various elements of the 19XX series.[2] For example, it includes health meter and bomb system from 1943: The Battle of Midway; charge-fire, land-based battle sections; and rank increases from 1941: Counter Attack, fighter lineup, bomb-based end-level bonus, level rank system from 19XX: The War Against Destiny.

Gameplay[edit]

Typical gameplay screenshot.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PS3Xbox 360
1UP.comB+[3]B+[3]
EdgeN/A4/10[4]
EurogamerN/A7/10[5]
Game RevolutionN/AB−[6]
GamePro3/5 stars[7]3/5 stars[7]
GameSpotN/A6.5/10[8]
Giant Bomb3/5 stars[9]3/5 stars[9]
IGN7/10[10]7/10[11]
OPM (UK)6/10[12]N/A
OXM (US)N/A6/10[13]
411ManiaN/A7.5/10[14]
Wired6/10 stars[15]6/10 stars[15]
Aggregate score
Metacritic69/100[16]68/100[17]

The game received "average" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[16][17] IGN commented on the short length of the game, "spotty" online play and poor value for money, but praised the graphical overhaul.[10][11] Anthony Gallegos of 1UP.com stated that while the game was short, this added to its 'arcade' appeal.[3] As of year-end 2010, the game has sold over 111,000 units.[18] Sales at year-end 2011 were over 119,000 units.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krati Dubrey (2008). "1942: Joint Strike Arcade Shooter for Xbox 360, PS3 announced by Capcom". TechShout.
  2. ^ Hilary Goldstein (March 12, 2008). "1942 Flies Again". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Anthony Gallegos (July 24, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike Review". 1UP.com. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on May 4, 2009. Retrieved April 30, 2009.
  4. ^ Edge staff (July 2008). "1942: Joint Strike review (X360)". Edge. No. 190. Future plc. p. 99.
  5. ^ Dan Whitehead (July 25, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike (Xbox 360)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Archived from the original on May 11, 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  6. ^ Sam Beattie (September 5, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike Review (X360)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Terry Terrones (July 25, 2008). "Review - 1942: Joint Strike". GamePro Arcade. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Austin Light (July 28, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike Review (X360) [date mislabeled as "July 30, 2008"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive.
  9. ^ a b Jeff Gerstmann (August 20, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike Review". Giant Bomb. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Hilary Goldstein (July 29, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike Review (PS3)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  11. ^ a b Hilary Goldstein (July 23, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike Review (X360)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "1942: Joint Strike". PlayStation Official Magazine – UK. Future plc. August 2008. p. 104.
  13. ^ Ryan McCaffrey (September 2008). "1942: Joint Strike". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  14. ^ Dan Hirsch (August 5, 2008). "1942: Joint Strike (Xbox Live Arcade) Review". 411Mania. Archived from the original on September 14, 2008. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  15. ^ a b Jean Snow. "Review: 1942: Joint Strike Shoots It Up Good". Wired. Condé Nast. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "1942: Joint Strike for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "1942: Joint Strike for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  18. ^ Ryan Langley (January 28, 2011). "In-Depth: Xbox Live Arcade's 2010 Sales Revealed". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  19. ^ Ryan Langley (January 20, 2012). "Xbox Live Arcade by the numbers - the 2011 year in review". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved January 23, 2012.

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