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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 That's one big enemy
P47 Thunderbolt Atari ST Early in level one
P47 Thunderbolt Atari ST Title screen
P47 Thunderbolt Atari ST main menu

Promo Images

P47 Thunderbolt Screenshot
P47 Thunderbolt Concept Art
P47 Thunderbolt Screenshot
P47 Thunderbolt Screenshot

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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Critic Reviews

Tilt Mar, 1990 15 out of 20 75
Zero Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1990 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
The One Feb, 1990 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Feb, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Mar, 1990 60 out of 100 60
Micro News Mar, 1990 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50


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Martin Smith (70636) added P47 Thunderbolt (Atari ST) on Feb 13, 2005
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