Despite its retrospective positioning as Hollywood's early bookend to Brokeback Mountain, Top Gun was nothing less than a love letter to the US Navy. Frankly there were few sights more erotic for Cold War teenagers than the rear pipes of an F-14 Tomcat in full afterburn mode. Even Kelly McGillis didn't come close.
On such a level Paramount's revisiting of the brand for iPhone and iPod touch is fairly straight laced. Developer Freeverse had been only allowed a tiny amount of mischief with the likes of Maverick and Iceman back in cartoon inter-mission frames as Top Gun instructors. The player fulfils the role of the young headstrong pilot.