1941: Counter Attack is a WWII-themed vertical shoot 'em up developed and published by Capcom for the Arcade platform in 1990 and a prequel for their 1942 series of historical military shoot 'em ups.
It later became part of the Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox platforms as well as the Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed for the PSP platform. 1941: Counter Attack was also featured as one of the many emulated games that was available to play on the now unavailable Gametap service. It was the fifth and final game to be released for the SuperGrafx console.
1941: Counter Attack has the player's fighter plane take on various enemies in on land, sea and air, including immense bosses that often have weak points to exploit. The player has a standard forward shot that can be increased by collecting power-ups and options, and they can also charge this weapon to produce several heat-seeking missiles that fly out in a spread pattern. Players are awarded medals at the end of each stage depending on their accuracy and number of enemies shot down.