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After Burner Reviews (Arcade)

After Burner Arcade Title screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Arcade 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.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Sinclair User (Apr, 1988)
It's pretty to look at, the action is non-stop, and it's outrageously expensive wherever you go. If you fancy popping of a few dozen enemy jets in your spare time, you'll have great fun with After Burner. If, on the other hand, like me, you resent paying a quid for the privilege of playing Space Harrier with knobs on you're going to be justifiably miffed.
Commodore User (Oct, 1987)
Afterburner is an utterly brilliant game - but nobody should have to spend this much to experience it.
Power Play (Dec, 1987)
Wie Out Run und Space Harrier hat Afterburner aber auch ein großes Manko: Das Spiel ist wirklich nicht sehr intelligent. Man ballert alles ab, was man abballern kann, und erfreut sich an der exzellenten Grafik und der Hydraulik, die einen auch hier in den Sitz des Automaten preßt, hin- und herschüttelt und am Spielende völlig groggy zurückläßt. Auf Extra-Waffen und ähnliche Details muß man leider verzichten. Trotzdem spielt man Afterburner immer wieder, denn die Effekte ziehen einen völlig in den Bann.
Although repetitive and a bit shallow, After Burner does a wonderful job creating realistic illusions of speed and 3D depth.