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After Burner (Amiga)

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Description

After Burner is an aircraft shooter. The goal is simple: use your F-14 Tomcat and shoot as many enemies as you can. This aircraft has two weapons: lock-on missiles and Vulcan cannons (basically machine guns). In some versions there is an option to let the cannons shoot automatically all the time.

The game is viewed from behind the plane with you fighting wave after wave of enemy fighters. But at heart it offers the usual shooter mechanics, meaning you spend most of your time dodging and shooting. Sometimes you come across a friendly supply plane and if you dock with it you can replenish your missiles.

Screenshots

After Burner Amiga Rearming
After Burner Amiga On the runway
After Burner Amiga We are hit !
After Burner Amiga Two enemy's destroyed

Alternate Titles

  • "After Burner Complete" -- Japanese and European 32X title
  • "アフターバーナー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

CU Amiga May, 1989 31 out of 100 31
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

References to the game

In the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day, John Connor is shown playing After Burner at the arcade at the mall.

References

During one of the take-off sequences of the game, you're followed by a small red car. It's the Ferrari from Outrun, another hit arcade game.

ZX Spectrum version

The ZX Spectrum version of the game has the plane firing its cannon constantly throughout and cannot be switched off. This is due to the fire button being used to fire the missiles.

Information also contributed by cafeine and festershinetop

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Indra was here (19085) added After Burner (Amiga) on Dec 24, 2003
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