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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 ZX Spectrum I now have bombs for ground targets
P47 Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Need to get that chopper at top - for power-ups
P47 Thunderbolt TurboGrafx-16 Boss
P47 Thunderbolt Atari ST An armoured train, maybe it's the level boss

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Sep, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Tilt Atari ST Mar, 1990 15 out of 20 75
CU Amiga Amiga Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 71 out of 100 71
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 5.2 out of 12 43


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