1942: Joint Strike

1942: Joint Strike

Take flight and destroy the opposition in Capcom's 1942: Joint Strike, a spirited follow-up to its classic arcade series. As one of three fighter planes (Lightning, Mosquito or Shinden), you'll cross enemy lines and lay waste to hundreds of tanks, battleships and planes using rapid-fire laser beams, missiles and other weapons, eventually squaring off against massive bosses that unleash a barrage of bullets. In addition, you can team up with a friend locally or through Xbox Live/PlayStation Network and perform Joint Strike attacks that allow you to work together. The game plays well, looks cool and has plenty of explosions to rock your speakers. Furthermore, since it takes less than 30 minutes to beat, you can catch a few levels before heading to work. Sure, it's not the deepest of shooters, but for $10, you could do a lot worse than 1942.

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