Top Gun was pop culture phenomenon in the 1980s. There's no debating that. Hell, it's what turned Tom Cruise into a superstar, and maybe what put him on the road to crazytown.
That's a negative, Ghost Rider. The pattern is full.
From a gaming standpoint, it even spawned a decent combat flight simulator for its time, an eponymous title for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Paramount provides an update to the Top Gun name on the iPhone, and it does a great job capturing our nostalgia in a pretty good combat flight sim. It's about everything we would expect of a Top Gun title, minus the beach volleyball and a capella scenes.
And no Goose. Goose is still dead.
The game picks up a few years after the movie, with Maverick and Iceman now running the Top Gun flight school. Featuring some truly cheesy dialogue, your cadet is training to fight the commies, which probably dates this game toward the Cold War.