is an aircraft shooter that originated in the arcades. 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
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The Press Says
||Aug 08, 2005
||9 out of 10
||Aug 06, 2008
||8 out of 10
||77 out of 100
||Oct 31, 2004
||70 out of 100
||Oct 11, 2009
||7 out of 10
||3.5 out of 5
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment
||7 out of 10
||6 out of 15
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games
||Jul 01, 2005
||3 out of 10
|The Video Game Critic
||Mar 13, 2007
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References to the game
In the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day
, John Connor is shown playing After Burner
at the arcade at the mall.
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