Like Street Fighter II, Bionic Commando, or almost every other Capcom game on Xbox Live Arcade, 1942: Joint Strike is a new take on an old game. This remake sports high-definition visuals and a couple of new mechanics that help make this 25-year-old game feel fresh again without sacrificing what made it fun in the first place. Those with fond memories of the arcade classic will be pleased with the look and feel of 1942, but the short length and high price make it a hard sell.
* Classic 1942 gameplay with shiny new graphics
* Joint strike attacks look good and require teamwork to use effectively
* Widescreen orientation means more enemies and more maneuverability .
* Beating the game doesn't take much longer than downloading it.