Smallthing Games releases first trailer for spiritual sequel to 1942

Smallthing Games has released a teaser trailer to its "spiritual sequel" for the classic video game, 1942. The vertical shooter was originally released to arcades in 1984 by Capcom. The goal of the game was to fly a plane dubbed the "Super Ace" to Tokyo and destroy Japan's entire air fleet. 1942 was eventually remade as 1942: Joint Strike in 2008, but it was mostly met with negative reviews.

Smallthing Games hopes to recapture the original charm of 1942 by releasing 1949 EndWar to mobile devices. As you can see from the teaser trailer posted above the game has the same look as the original airplane shooter, but it will come with better controls than Joint Strike and deeper gameplay. EndWar will feature "eight mega bosses, over thirty enemies, and a whole variety of play areas and missions," according to Touch Arcade. It will also be a premium title without IAPs.

The official Smallthing Games Facebook page notes that a beta will be announced in the "coming months. So make sure you hit that Like button if you want to be one of the first people to give 1949 EndWar a test run. You can also follow Smallthing Games on Twitter and learn more about the game on the Touch Arcade forums.

Here are some of the features you can expect from 1949 EndWar:
  • 8 play areas for more than 60 missions (some custom: as ESCAPE, THE BOMBER and many other)
  • 8 mega bosses with different conditions of the attack and over 10 mid-boss!
  • Huge variety of enemies and attack types
  • Shop (no InApp!) For the power-ups
  • 3 different controllable aircraft
  • 5 different weapons with 5 upgrades each, 3 types of mega bomb and guided missiles
  • Dialogues between boss and main cast
  • An original story that combines events