If Flying Hamster [$1.99 / HD] or the billion other side-scrolling shoot-‘em-ups available on the App Store aren’t doing it for you, perhaps DotEmu’s P47: The Phantom Fighter [$1.99] will. We’ve seen it in action a few times and can report that, like the studio’s other projects, it’s as faithful to its source material. Also, it’s a pretty good shooter, though definitely filled with plenty of well-trod, standard material.
I’m bothering you with all of this because the port just hit the ‘Store last night. If you didn’t catch P47 on the Amiga, Commodore 64 and its other native platforms, I’ll give you a quick rundown: P47 is about killing nazis with airplanes, and you’ll do it across eight unique levels. As you can see in our demo video below, air-to-air pummeling as well as air-to-ground blasting is required. Oh! And there’s also a bunch of huge, bullet-spewing boss encounters to be had.
We’ll be giving this one a closer look in the future, but if you’re a fan of DotEmu’s work and classic games in general, I can’t imagine why you’re waiting for reviews. I guess you’re just a careful person. I understand.