Top Gun: Guts and Glory

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Top Gun: Guts and Glory
Top Gun - Guts and Glory cover.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s)Distinctive Software[1]
Producer(s)David E. Davis
Designer(s)David E. Davis
Chris Lippmann
Dave Warfield
Don A. Mattrick
Programmer(s)Chris Lippmann
Douglas E. Smith
Artist(s)Jackie Marie Ritchie
Composer(s)Traz Damji[2]
Platform(s)Game Boy[1]
Genre(s)Modern jet flight simulation

Top Gun: Guts and Glory is a modern jet flight simulation that was released in 1993 for the original Nintendo Game Boy in Europe and North America.


This video game is loosely based on the Top Gun film starring Tom Cruise.[2] Essentially controlling a modern U.S. Air Force jet through ten levels, players must take out enemy jet fighters in addition to battleships.[2]

Aircraft that can be chosen are the F-14 Tomcat, the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter, the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the Soviet-made MiG-29 Fulcrum.[2] Players can either dedicate themselves to a long career mode, engage in a quick air combat session, or go on a bombing run.[2] Passwords help store the player's progress in career mode.[2]

Due to various limitations found on the original Game Boy system, the player can only see and fight against two enemy aircraft at a time.[3]


Power Unlimited gave this video game a 40%, they criticized the game commenting: "Sad graphics, little action, poor controllability, and much more. It's all deeply sad."[4] Joypad gave it a rating of 25% overall.[2] Aggregator GameRankings gave the game 51.50%.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Top Gun: Guts and Glory at GameFAQs
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Overview of Top Gun: Guts & Glory at MobyGames Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Top Gun: Guts & Glory limitations information at Giant Bomb. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Power Unlimited Game Database". Power Unlimited (in Dutch). September 1, 1993. Archived from the original on October 19, 2003. Retrieved October 23, 2022.
  5. ^ "Top Gun: Guts and Glory". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 26, 2019.