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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 Title/loader
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 ZX Spectrum Dropping bomb on train below
P47 Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum When the player starts a game, this screen is displayed while the game initialises. The picture starts as one colour, cycles through the colours to green where it stays until the game is ready

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Alternate Titles

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

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Your Sinclair Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Sinclair User Mar, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Crash! Mar, 1990 71 out of 100 71


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Martin Smith (66812) added P47 Thunderbolt (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 13, 2005
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