1941: Counter Attack is the third game on the 1940 Series. It was released in 1990 for the CPS-1 Arcade board and later ported to the PC Engine SuperGrafx. 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.


1941 moves the setting from the Pacific Theater to the Western front in the North Atlantic Ocean. Player 1 controls the traditional Lockheed P-38 Lightning, while the de Havilland Mosquito debuts in this game as the Player 2 ship.


In 1941 the gameplay became more fast paced compared to it's predecessors. The first button is used for shooting, while the second button uses a screen-clearing bomb. The fuel system has been reworked, as now the player has a limited number of hits it can take (three on the machine's default settings). This game also sees the return of the charged shots from the NES version of 1943: The Battle of Midway, which here will vary depending on the weapon equipped.


  • Red POW: Restores one point of health.
  • Blue POW: Restores two points of health.
  • Machine Gun: A fast-firing gun. Fires homing missiles when charged.
  • Missile: Adds frontal missiles to the main gun. Fires missiles which travel on the walls when charged.
  • Super Shell: Fires piercing lasers. When charged fires a powerful frontal blast.
  • Side Fighter: Behaves much like in the previous games, adding two smaller shipes to the player's sides.
  • After Image: Adds shadows which mimic the player's movements, firing along with the ship.
  • Bamboo Sprout: 20000 points
  • Holstein: 50000 points
  • Strawberry: 80000 points
  • Dragonfly: 100000 points
  • Yashichi: Completely refill the player's health.

Missions and BossesEdit

1 Sea BaseBismarck
2 Fortified ZoneV3 Rocket
3 The AtlanticLeviathan
4 The CityKrote
5 Air BattleLeviathan
6 The Final BattleGotha

NOTE: The order of the missions is different between the Japanese and International releases of the game, with mission 3 being the first in the japanese versions.



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