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After Burner (Arcade)

After Burner Arcade Title screen

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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.

The SEGA Master System adds a boss fight at the very end. Despite being called After Burner, all other console / computer ports are based on After Burner II.

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After Burner Arcade Try avoid rocket
After Burner Arcade BOOM! Life lost
After Burner Arcade Air fight
After Burner Arcade Battle mess

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Alternate Titles

  • "アフターバーナー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Power Play Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Sinclair User Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Oct, 1987 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Pseudo_Intellectual (47942) added After Burner (Arcade) on Jan 25, 2014
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