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194X Series
194X シリーズ
 
 
Capcom's classic shooting game series owes a lot of its fame to its distinctive 'Pacific Theatre of Operations' setting, yet most of the praise should go to its hectic and relentless style of play. Having started off well with 1942 (1984), the series went stellar following its groundbreaking sequel 1943 (1987).
Although basic in design, 1943 was full of depth, secrets and clever touches. Its speedy, precise and rhythmic style of play left a massive mark - in many ways it could be considered as one of the pioneers of the 'Manic Shooting' genre that is so prevalent today.
In fact it inspired a entire sub-genre, with a host of different developers paying tribute by both copying and improving on the recipe: Raiden (1990), Strikers 1945 (1995) and Battle Garegga (1996) all owe a massive debt.
To date only six games have been released in the series. The first three releases were beautifully compiled in the first volume of the Capcom Generation collection in 1998.
The fourth game, 1941 Counter Attack (1990), was only available on the PC Engine Supergrafx until recently, when it re-appeared in Capcom Classics Collection Vol.2 (2006), a PS2 and Xbox compilation that for some reason didn't get a Japanese release.
The last two entries, the excellent 19XX (1996) and the under-rated 8ing / Raizing co-operation 1944 (2000) remain arcade-only to this day.
 

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Capcom Generation Dai 1 Shū Gekkitsui Oh no Jidai
カプコンジェネレーション 第1集 撃墜王の時代

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 27 Aug 1998
Publisher Capcom
Product ID T-1232G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The first Capcom Generation contains perfect replicas of the first 3 games of the 194X series:
- 1942 (1984)
- 1943 (1987)
- 1943 Kai (1988)
Each game features individual options, vertical / horizontal screen modes, art galleries, game tips, sound tests and hidden extras.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Capcom Generation Dai 1 Shū Gekkitsui Oh no Jidai
カプコンジェネレーション 第1集 撃墜王の時代
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 27 Aug 1998
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPS-01535
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
PlayStation version of the first Capcom Generation, featuring the first 3 games of the 194X series:
- 1942 (1984)
- 1943 (1987)
- 1943 Kai (1988)
Includes menus, gameplay hints, art galleries, sound tests and more.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, 24-page colour booklet, spine card.

Capcom Generation Dai 1 Shū Gekkitsui Oh no Jidai
カプコンジェネレーション 第1集 撃墜王の時代 [カプコレ]

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 22 Feb 2001
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-86748
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
'Capcom Collection' re-issue of the PlayStation Capcom Generation 1.

CD case, PlayStation CD-ROM, colour booklet, spine card.

Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol.1
カプコン レトロゲーム コレクション Vol.1

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 30 Mar 2005
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-87359
Size (cm) 21 x 15 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
The Capcom Generation series gets itself another lease of life:
- 1942 (1984)
- 1943 (1987)
- 1943 Kai (1988)
The game disc is presented inside a luxurious hardback book featuring extended instructions, official art and gameplay hints.

A5 hardback book, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour manual.

Capcom Classics Collection
カプコン クラシックス コレクション
PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 2 Mar 2006
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-66317
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
All 16 titles of the Capcom Generation series, plus 6 more:
- Section Z (1985)
- Ares no Tsubasa (1986)
- Tatakai no Banka (1986)
- Top Secret (1987)
- Lost Worlds (1988)
- Final Fight (1989)
22 games in total.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, colour booklet.

Capcom Classics Collection
カプコン クラシックス コレクション
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 7 Sep 2006
Publisher Capcom
Product ID ULJM-05104
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
All 16 titles of the Capcom Generation collection, plus 3 more:
- The King of Dragons (1991)
- Knights of the Round (1992)
- Ultimate Ecology (1994)
19 games in total.

Standard PSP case, UMD disc, colour booklet.

Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price]
カプコン クラシックス コレクション [ベストプライス]
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 13 Sep 2007
Publisher Capcom
Product ID ULJM-05280
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
'Best Price' re-release of the PSP Capcom Classics Collection.

Standard PSP case, UMD disc, colour booklet.

Capcom Classics Collection [Best Price]
カプコン クラシックス コレクション [ベストプライス]
PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 11 Oct 2007
Publisher Capcom
Product ID SLPM-66852
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
'Best Price' re-issue of the PS2 Capcom Classics Collection.

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, colour booklet.

 



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