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P47 Thunderbolt

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The P-47 was one of the toughest planes in use in World War 2, and this side-scrolling shoot 'em up puts you in control of one as you take on hordes of Nazis. 16-bit versions have a simultaneous 2-player mode, as well as the ability to wrap-around the game with increased difficulty up to 4 times.

You are initially armed with a machine gun, but can also pick up bombs, spray missiles and multi-missiles by picking up the appropriate letter. Each weapon can be upgraded by picking up further tokens of the same type. Tokens offering extra lives and speed-ups are also on offer.


P47 Thunderbolt Atari ST An armoured train, maybe it's the level boss
P47 Thunderbolt Amstrad CPC Boss
P47 Thunderbolt Arcade Title screen
P47 Thunderbolt TurboGrafx-16 Level 3

Alternate Titles

  • "P-47: The Freedom Fighter" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Zero Atari ST Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Arcade Nov, 1988 61 out of 100 61
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1990 58 out of 100 58
Micro News Atari ST Mar, 1990 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50
PC Engine Gamer TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 2012 432 out of 1000 43


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