The game is set in the Pacific theater of World War II, off the coast of the Midway Atoll.
The goal is to attack the Japanese fleet that bombed the American aircraft carrier, pursue all Japanese air and sea forces through the 16 stages of play and make their way to the Japanese battleship Yamato and destroy it.
11 of these stages consist of an air-to-sea battle , the other 5 stages consists of an all-aerial battle against a squadron of Japanese bombers with a mother bomber at the end.
As in 1942, players pilot a P-38 Lightning.
button 1 fires main weapons
button 2 performs two special actions: a loop maneuver like in 1942, or one of three special lightning attacks in exchange for some of the player’s fuel. Indeed, players now have only one life, in the form of a large “fuel” meter; constantly depleting, but refillable by collecting various powerups.