1942 at the Arcade

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In video game arcades during 1984, before the likes of Megaman and Street Fighter, Capcom were making a name for themselves with a vertical-scrolling shooter called 1942.

I recently decided to learn more about the game and I came across a wonderful site called The International Arcade Museum (http://www.arcade-museum.com). This site is great for many reasons, not least of which is its supply of artwork, manuals and other documentation for the vast collection within.

Reading through the Operating and Instruction manuals for the game was a treat but for me the real treasure was viewing the arcade flyers produced for the game.

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I love how the Romstar flyer prompts you to “convert to profit” with its striking dogfight image. The Japanese artwork for the game is even better and is, of course, sublime.

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Many more arcade flyers can be found at The Arcade Flyer Archive.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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