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Roy Swain
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Postby Roy Swain » Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:46 pm

Was there a BBC release of the arcade game 1941 ? I seem to remember that you had to fly a plane on a scrolling screen through clouds and destroy other planes. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: 1941

Postby Arcadian » Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:59 pm

Definately no BBC release, I'm afraid. <p></p><i></i>

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Postby Jeremy Grayson » Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:19 pm

Hi Roy,<br>
Nope, 1941 never appeared on the Beeb, and the only real "scroller through the clouds shooting planes" game worthy of the name was Space Pilot by Superior. However, this was a four-way scroller rather than a top-to-bottom-looking-down-on-things scroller like 1941, and was released a couple of years before that one even hit the arcades. Really nice game, though.<br>
Although a different scenario, graphics, etc., I suppose that gameplay-wise Firetrack is probably as close to 1941 as the Beeb ever got. No end of level bosses or the like of which to speak, however.<br>