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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.


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Alternate Titles

  • "P-47: The Phantom Fighter" -- International in-game title
  • "P-47: The Freedom Fighter" -- Japanese in-game title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス P-47" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "Arcade Archives: P-47" -- PS4 / Switch title

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Power Play Nov, 1988 61 out of 100 61
Your Sinclair Aug, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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666gonzo666 (62910) added P47 Thunderbolt (Arcade) on Feb 26, 2014
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