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The third in Sega's arcade flight sim series, After Burner III takes you back to the cockpit of the F-14 Tomcat in order to take on as many terrorist airplanes as you can with your arsenal of sidewinder missiles and your trusty vulcan cannon.

The title is actually a port of SEGA's arcade fight-sim Strike Fighter, a Japan-only arcade release that attempted to mix the sim "lite" gameplay of G-Loc Air Battle with After Burner's arcade gimmicks. As such, the game features the ability to play both in the cockpit as well as in the classic third person perspective. Both night and day scenarios are now available, with mission objectives that include new air-ground strikes.

Includes 3 gameplay modes: Arcade, Timed and "Hits" which measures how many enemies you can shoot down in specific waves. No multiplayer support available.


After Burner III FM Towns Cool angles
After Burner III FM Towns Intro
After Burner III SEGA CD Avoid enemy missiles!
After Burner III FM Towns Uh-oh... you need to evade this quickly

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Alternate Titles

  • "Strike Fighter" -- Arcade title

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Shin Force SEGA CD Jul 25, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Players SEGA CD Oct, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Hey Poor Player SEGA CD Nov 02, 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD May, 1993 22 out of 40 55 SEGA CD Nov 10, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Video Games SEGA CD Aug, 1993 43 out of 100 43
Defunct Games SEGA CD Oct 28, 2006 40 out of 100 40
Mean Machines SEGA CD Mar, 1993 22 out of 100 22
Sega Power SEGA CD Sep, 1993 6 out of 100 6
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD Nov 20, 2011 F 0


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