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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 SEGA Master System Crash and Burn
After Burner SEGA Master System Shooting down the enemy
After Burner SEGA Master System Title Screen #3
After Burner Arcade Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "アフターバーナー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Good standalone title, bad arcade conversion. SEGA Master System Ash_1 (55)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Sinclair User Arcade Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Commodore User Arcade Oct, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Arcade Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Tilt SEGA Master System May, 1988 15 out of 20 75
GamesCollection SEGA Master System Nov 30, 2007 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Feb, 1988 7.6 out of 12 63
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Oct 29, 2006 61 out of 100 61
Games Preview SEGA Master System Aug, 1989 45 out of 100 45
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Master System 2005 1.9 out of 10 19

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