- Released: 1985-
- Developer: Capcom
- Genre: Scrolling Shooter
- Mode(s): Single Player | 2-Player Co-Op
*1942 is a vertically scrolling shooter made by Capcom that was released for the arcade in 1984. It was the first game in the 19XX series. It was followed by 1943: The Battle of Midway. 1942 is set in the Pacific theater of World War II. Despite the game being created by Japanese developers, the goal is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Japanese air fleet.
The game was ported to the Famicom in 1985 in Japan, North America in 1986, (developed by Micronics), MSX, NEC PC-8801, and Game Boy Color. It was ported by the European games publisher Elite Systems to the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, and Commodore 64.