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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 Arcade Explosion
P47 Thunderbolt Amiga I'm launching some rockets at the German bomber.
P47 Thunderbolt Amiga Title screen
P47 Thunderbolt Amstrad CPC Startup

Promo Images

P47 Thunderbolt Screenshot
P47 Thunderbolt Magazine Advertisement
P47 Thunderbolt Concept Art
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

Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Sep, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Commodore User Amiga Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Zero Atari ST Feb, 1990 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1990 72 out of 100 72
PC Engine Gamer TurboGrafx-16 Feb, 2012 432 out of 1000 43
Oldies Rising TurboGrafx-16 Aug 05, 2008 7 out of 20 35
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Arcade Nov, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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