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Description

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.

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P47 Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum I now have bombs for ground targets
P47 Thunderbolt Arcade Title screen
P47 Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Whatever this is - I'm having it!
It turned out to be an extra life, a third white plane icon was added to the lower right pane
P47 Thunderbolt Amstrad CPC Boss

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Commodore User Amiga Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Zero Atari ST Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 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
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 58 out of 100 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 5.2 out of 12 43

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