After Burner

After Burner

Infobox VG
title = After Burner

developer = Sega-AM2
publisher = Sega
designer = Yu Suzuki
release = November, 1987
genre = Flight simulator/Shoot'em up
modes = Single player
cabinet = Upright, sit-down cockpit
arcade system = Sega X Board
display = Raster
input = Joystick, trigger, missile button
platforms = Amiga, Amstrad, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, Sega 32X, Sega Master System, PC, ZX Spectrum

nihongo|"After Burner"|アフターバーナー is a 1987 Japanese arcade game by Sega. It is the first game in the "After Burner" series. It is one of the first games designed by Yu Suzuki. The game allows the player to control a F-14 Tomcat jet which must destroy a series of enemy jets. The jet itself employs a machine gun and a limited set of missiles. These weapons are replenished by another aircraft after beating a few stages. The aircraft, cannon and missile buttons are controlled from a flight stick.



"After Burner" is a very rare gameFact|date=July 2008 and has seen releases mostly in JapanFact|date=July 2008. It is said by some sources that this game was actually a prototype version, and its sequel, "After Burner II", was a more complete version of the game, given the great similarities between both games.

Aside from "After Burner II" and "III", the series hasn't seen any sequels until franchise was revitalized in 2006 with the release of "After Burner Climax" for arcades on the Sega Lindbergh hardware, followed by ' for the PSP in 2007, though some games, such as ' and "Sky Target" follow similar gameplay and, as such, can technically be considered part of the series.


The game was ported to numerous consoles, such as the Amiga, Amstrad, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, Sega Master System, PC and ZX Spectrum. A port of After Burner to the 32X was done by Rutubo Games, and was known as "After Burner Complete" in Japan and Europe. [cite web|url=|title=VGRebirth entry for After Burner Complete|accessdate=2008-06-06]

ee also

* Air Diver


External links

*KLOV game|id=6821
*moby game|id=/after-burner
* [ Contemporary reviews] at
* [ After Burner Station]
* [ Retrospective of the series at Hardcore Gaming 101]

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