DescriptionAfter 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.
- "After Burner Complete" -- Japanese and European 32X title
- "アフターバーナー" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- After Burner series
- Aircraft: F-14 Tomcat
- Games referenced in movies
- Genre: Chase-view / Space Harrier-style shooter
There are no reviews for the SEGA 32X 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.
The Press Says
|Sega-16.com||Aug 08, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)||Aug 06, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|GameFan Magazine||Apr, 1995||77 out of 100||77|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||May, 1995||7 out of 10||70|
|Defunct Games||Oct 31, 2004||70 out of 100||70|
|GamePro (US)||Mar, 1995||3.5 out of 5||70|
|IMPLANTgames||Oct 11, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|Gamers (Germany)||Feb, 1995||6 out of 15||40|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Jul 01, 2005||3 out of 10||30|
|The Video Game Critic||Mar 13, 2007||D||25|
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References to the gameIn the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day, John Connor is shown playing After Burner at the arcade at the mall.
ReferencesDuring 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 versionThe 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.
- Commodore Format
- January 1991 (Issue 4) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article
Related Web Sites
- After Burner entry on KLOV (The After Burner entry on the Killer List of Videogames.)