Videogames are widely recognized as an artistic medium by which people can experience history and make sense of the past. According to industry reports, the best-selling videogame genres played on consoles in America have historically been Action, Shooter, and Sports, while the best-selling game genres on the PC have been Strategy, Casual, and Role-playing. Strategy games involving feudal wars abound in Japan, with titles like Nobunaga’s Ambition dominating the PC market. A large part of the appeal in Western games about modern warfare is the feeling of winning the war, playing as the Allies and recreating a feeling of victory, or perhaps playing as the Axis powers, secure in the knowledge that the Allies did eventually win the war and secure world freedom. 1942 is a shooting game from Capcom, released for arcades in 1984. The use of historical aircraft in 1942 was made even more significant in the sequel, 1943: Battle of Midway, released for arcades in 1987.