All these events occur in ther Pacific theater of WW2 hence the name 1942 and the goal is to reach Tokyo by clearing whole Japanese air force, a feat I have never achieved.
And this is what we see when we lose all our lives/planes which starts with HI-SCORE up the screen differs from it.
As a very famous game it deserve its fame and can be played without any issues even today.
Everything on screen is very distinct and simple to understand. Gameplay is not complex yet can challenge the gamer more and more as the game proceeds. Overall this is a really well made game by Capcom.