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After Burner (SEGA 32X)

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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.

Screenshots

After Burner SEGA 32X Title screen
After Burner SEGA 32X Stage 1
After Burner SEGA 32X Stage 2
After Burner SEGA 32X Enemy locked !

Alternate Titles

  • "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

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
Sega Force 1995 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) Mar, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment May, 1995 7 out of 10 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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Trivia

References to the game

In the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day, John Connor is shown playing After Burner at the arcade at the mall.

References

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.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • January 1991 (Issue 4) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article
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quizzley7 (21207) added After Burner (SEGA 32X) on Sep 27, 2002
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