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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 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
P47 Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Control options
P47 Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Destroyed chopper for power-up
P47 Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Speeding up to bomb another train

Promo Images

P47 Thunderbolt Concept Art
P47 Thunderbolt Screenshot
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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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 (71452) added P47 Thunderbolt (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 13, 2005
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