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After Burner
Publisher: Sega
Nintendo Entertainment System
Tengen
Developer:
System(s): Sega X Board, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC Engine, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000 and ZX Spectrum
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1987  ?
Nintendo Famicom
JP
1989 ¥?  ?
Nintendo Entertainment System
US
1989 $?  ?


After Burner (アフターバーナー) is an arcade game designed by Yu Suzuki and developed by Sega AM2 in 1987. The player pilots a F-14 Tomcat jet through 18 levels, destroying enemies with machine gun fire and a limited supply of missiles.

Like OutRun and Hang-On, the game was revolutionary at the time of its release due to its cabinet design. Though standard upright cabinets were available, the sit-down version its notable for a horizontally rotating seat and a vertically rotating cockpit, controlled (like the game) by the integrated flight stick. It was, however, a Japanese only arcade game, and while there were numerous home ports of the game, the western world would have to wait until its sequel, After Burner II was released. Luckily After Burner II is extremely similar in design, so much so that people often consider it to be a more "complete" version of After Burner.

Sequels and Rereleases

After Burner was ported to numerous home consoles and computers, including the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, PC Engine, Sega Master System, Sharp X68000 and ZX Spectrum. It was also ported to the Sega 32X by Rutubo Games and went under the name of After Burner Complete. It was also ported illegally to the Nintendo Entertainment System by Tengen.

Gallery

Physical Scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Master System
70
Commodore 64
52
Atari ST
69 №16
ZX Spectrum
66
Commodore Amiga
70 №21
Sega Master System
76
Sega Master System
82 №77
ZX Spectrum
90 №86
ZX Spectrum
82 №113
TurbografX-16/PC Engine 82 №109
Sega Master System
60
Sega Master System
80
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Master System Version

Master System, US
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Cover
Master System, EU
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Cover
Master System, EU
"no limits" variant
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Cover
Master System, EU
® variant
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Cover
Master System, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, Australia
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Cover
Master System, BR
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Cover

Amiga Version

Amiga, EU
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Cover

Atari ST Version

Atari ST, EU
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Cover

FM Towns Verison

FM Towns, JP
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Cover

MSX Version

MSX, EU (MCM)
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Cover

NES Version

NES, US
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Cover
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Cart
NES, JP
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Cover
After Burner NES JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Sharp X68000 Version

X68000, JP
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Cover

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ZX Spectrum

ZX Spectrum, EU (MCM)
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Cover
ZX Spectrum, EU (MCM) (Alt)
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Cover
ZX Spectrum, EU

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Disk
ZX Spectrum, EU (The Hit Squad)
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Cover
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Cassette


Games in the After Burner Series
Arcade
After Burner (1987) | After Burner II (home computers) (1987) | G-LOC: Air Battle (1990) | Strike Fighter (1991) | Sky Target (1995) | Sega Strike Fighter (2000) | After Burner Climax (2006)
Sega Master System
After Burner (1987)
LCD handheld game
After Burner (1988)
Sega Mega-CD
After Burner III (1992)
Sega 32X
After Burner Complete (1995)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages After Burner II (1996)
Windows PC
Sky Target (1997)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 10: After Burner II (2004)
Sony PlayStation Portable
After Burner: Black Falcon (2007)
Nintendo 3DS
3D After Burner II (2013)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
After Burner Climax (2013)
After Burner related media
Music
Sega Game Music Vol. 3 After Burner (1987) | After Burner (1990) | Strike Fighter (1991) | Yu Suzuki Produce After Burner II (1997) | Yu Suzuki Produce G-LOC/R360/Virtua Racing (1998) | After Burner Climax Sound Track (2006) | Retro Game Anthology #5 -AFTER BURNER in DREAM- (2007) | After Burner 20th Anniversary Box (2007)
Template:FILM After Burner (video) (1987) | After Burner / Super Hang-On (1987)