Strikers 1945

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Strikers 1945
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Developer: Psikyo
Music: Person A
Program: Person B
Art: Person C
Release date: 1995
Next game: Strikers 1945 II

Strikers 1945

Strikers 1945 is a 1995 manic shooter developed by Psikyo. It is the first in the Strikers series of shooting games, followed by Strikers 1945 II and Strikers 1999 (Strikers 1945 III).

Gameplay Overview

The gameplay overview section starts out with the controls of the game, including all of the buttons used and what they're used for. It's recommended to keep the control layout simple and easy to understand. Feel free to note the directions that the player can move as well, if you wish or if it's notable (horizontal only, 4 way, 8 way, analog, etc). Advanced and strategic ways of manipulating the controls can be included in a following Strategy section, or wherever that information might be the most relevant.


  • A (Press): Fire the player's Shot weapon. Each ship's shot button has a different function.
  • A (Hold): Charge up the Super Shot. Release to fire. Can only be performed when the player has options with them.
  • B: Releases a screen-clearing Bomb. Bomb functionality varies between ships.

Characters / Ships / Styles





Rank increases based on deaths, stage progression, and ship power level. This section is to be expanded and clarified later.


Strikers 1945 features a second loop with denser and faster bullet patterns. There are no conditions to enter the second loop.


The main scoring trick in Strikers games involves collecting gold bars that are left behind by some ground enemies and destructible objects. Gold is worth 200, 500, 1000 or 2000pts depending on what frame of animation it is on.

For ideal score play, the player wants to collect the gold bars on the frame that they flash white.


See Strikers 1945/Strategy for stage maps, enemy and boss descriptions, walkthroughs, and advanced play strategies.



At the end of World War II, world peace seemingly returned to mankind, until an organization known as C.A.N.Y. rose to take over the world with a new breed of superweapons of mass destruction. A team of ace pilots known as the "STRIKERS" were formed in order to destroy this new foe and stop their plan for world conquest.


Later on, it is revealed that the organization was created by aliens who specialize in brainwashing human brains, intending to invade planet Earth. The leader of the organization, also called CANY, is destroyed by the Strikers, alongside the alien base.

Development History


Version Differences

  • In the World versions of Strikers 1945, the easter egg revealing the identities of the Strikers pilots does not occur.
  • The Japanese text on the high score table does not appear.




See (Template Page)/Gallery for our collection of images and scans for the game.

Video References

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