There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.
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Atari ST User
The arcade version had a moving seat and joystick which added a feeling of reality. Without these Afterburner has little to offer that has not been seen many times before.
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The sound effects are good as are the graphics and gameplay. It's still not a stunning game though and you're liable to bored sooner rather than later.
Sure, Argonaut has managed to capture the features and what little gameplay there was in the original, but gone is the thrill of being thrown around in a hydraulic cabinet, gone are the breath-taking and exhilarated 3D graphics, and gone is the incentive in play. All that's left is a run-of-the-mill 3D shoot 'em up - and even then most of the shooting's done for you.
The Games Machine (UK)
With Argonauts Software's programming pedigree, 16-bit versions looked set up to be superb - they're not. There is no impression of high speed, confusing graphics making firing and dodging missiles tricky, and mystifyingly jerky plane moves kills all emotions of being there.
Technisch ist diese Version recht gut geworden, spielerisch hat sie aber unerhörte Mängel. Bei der wilden Ballerei wird oft durch das eigene Sprite die Sicht total versperrt. Macht aber nichts: Wer konstant am linken Bildschirmrand entlangfliegt (außer in den fast unspielbaren Canyon-Szenen), kommt mühelos durch alle Level.