MAME ROW #24 - 1941 - Counter Attack
1941 - Counter Attack (World)
1941: Counter Attack is a typical vertical shooter, but it's fast, quite fun, and I really appreciate that you have a life bar, not one hit deaths.
Pandora's Palace is sort of like Donkey Kong, and I like it.
Bubbles initially got stuck for me with a screen saying "Factory Settings Restored" but then when I reset it (
Select+B) it started working, and subsequent loads of the game worked. It's an OK game, but wow, that face on the bubble is weird.
chubsta last edited by
I used to own a dedicated Bubbles - great game but to play properly you need the hall-effect joystick
UDb23 last edited by UDb23
Only two votes so far !?
1941 is a classic we can't miss.
Is it allowed to do electoral ads to get votes ?
btw gals panic is just a "hot" clone of Qix. For what I see on the web in terms of images, I can image it may have been scandalous for that time. :-))
@UDb23 "If 1941 win I'll make an overlay for it" would be much more persuasive! :D
@meleu I was pretty sure you were going to say that :-D
Already found some nice original artwork to use...
GtBFilms last edited by
Unfortunately I didn't get much time this week to try these out. I had to use my PC to give them a quick play.
For some reason my copy of Bubbles got stuck at the 'Defaulting to Factory Settings' screen and wouldn't go any further.
I enjoyed both of the other two, although Pandora's Palace was quite frustrating. It took me a couple of games to realise you could go down the green columns! It's one of these platform games that you just have to play it enough to memorise the timing/route for each level, then it's easy. But you die an awful lot to get to that point.
1941 - Counter Attack was a pleasant surprise for me. I had played 1942 before and found it a sluggish and uninspiring shooter, with predictable and weak powerups, but with 1941 they appear to have turned it up to 11, and it's a much more fun shooter.
So this week my vote goes to 1941 - Counter Attack!
@GtBFilms If you reset Bubbles (
Select + B) when it's stuck on that screen, then it should work. At least that's how I got it to work for me.
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Of all the Capcom 19xx games, 1941 has the best music, hands down.
Here is the result:
so now I HAVE to make the overlay. ;-)
1941 suffers from the common shooter condition of "waytoomuchstuffflyingaroundallatthesametime-itis" but it's proving fun.
Also, a tip. If you hold down the fire button you'll charge up and release a barrage of missiles when you release the button.
I'm not sure how to tell how many bomb/backflip attacks you have in inventory that you use by pressing the alternate button (
Yon my controller).
controls & weapons:
@UDb23 Spinning? How the heck do you do that?
@obsidianspider flying into walls. No real damage but you can shoot around this way.
obsidianspider last edited by obsidianspider
It's really hard to keep track of everything whizzing around.
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I managed 266700, but always die at roughly the same place. It's where two medium sized planes come up behind you and there's a boat in front.
I lose a lot of energy there every time, even if I remember to use my smart bomb!
Enjoying the challenge though!
here's the overlay.
Quite time consuming; it took extra time to recreate also a vector version of the game logo, but I'm really pleased with the result.
All original arcade game flyer based graphics, including instructions.
Volunteers wanted for testing and screenshot ;-)
Files available in the Overlay Repo.
@UDb23 Thanks for another great overlay! It looks really nice on my TV.
@obsidianspider thanks for testing !