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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 Fire!
After Burner SEGA Master System Zero G
After Burner SEGA Master System Title Screen #2
After Burner SEGA Master System 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 (76)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 SEGA Master System Jul, 1988 81 out of 100 81
VideoGame SEGA Master System May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sinclair User Arcade Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Retro Archives Arcade Nov 05, 2020 14 out of 20 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Feb, 1988 7.6 out of 12 63
The Games Machine (UK) SEGA Master System Mar, 1988 60 out of 100 60
IMPLANTgames SEGA Master System Oct 09, 2009 2 out of 10 20
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Master System 2005 1.9 out of 10 19
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SEGA Master System Jan 12, 2004 1 out of 10 10
The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Oct 18, 2011 F 0

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