Top Gun was also a quite sucessful fighter game for the NES. It was a quite good (if not at some points confusing), first person pilot shoot-em up game. The purpose was to pilot your F-14 through four missions. You had your choice of three types of missiles to accomodate yourself with (they all had a basically linear power to quantity ratio). The landing and refueling sections were quite original, and no console game since has seen a similar concept. It had amazingly little to do with the movie, but was easily associated with due to it's big name. It was made considerably easier with the use of the NES Max or NES Advantage (as the unlimited ammo guns were a breeze on turbo).

It was released in 1987 by Konami, following the incredibly popular 1986 action film.