After Burner

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After Burner
After Burner
Publisher: Sega Nintendo Entertainment System/Nintendo Famicom Tengen

Developer: Sega AM2 Nintendo Entertainment System/Nintendo Famicom Tengen

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

ROM Size: Sega Master System 512kB

Release Date RRP Code
Arcade World 1987  ?
Sega Master System JP 1987-12-12 ¥5,800 G-1340
Sega Master System US 1988 $?  ?
Sega Master System EU 1988 £24.95 MK-9001-50
Sega Master System AU 1988 $? MK-9001-50
Sega Master System BR 19xx $?  ?
Commodore Amiga US 1989 $?  ?
Commodore 64 US (cartridge) 1988 $?  ?
DOS-based computers (IBM PC) US 1987 $39.95  ?
FM Towns/FM Towns Marty JP 19xx ¥?  ?
Sharp X68000 JP 1989 ¥9,200  ?
Nintendo Entertainment System/Nintendo Famicom JP 1989 ¥?  ?
Nintendo Entertainment System/Nintendo Famicom US 1989 $?  ?


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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.

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{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Expression error: Unexpected < operator. Sega Retro Average
Based on 6 reviews
Publication Score Source
ACE Sega Master System 70
Commodore 64 52
Atari ST 69 №16
ZX Spectrum 66
Commodore Amiga 70 №21
ASM ­† Sega Master System 76
Computer & Video Games Sega Master System 82 №77
ZX Spectrum 90 №86
ZX Spectrum 82 №113
TurbografX-16/PC Engine 82 №109
The Games Machine (Italy) Sega Master System 60
Generation Sega Master System 80
Tilt Sega Master System 75


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
AfterBurner SMS EU nolimits cover.jpg

Cover

Master System, EU
® variant
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Cover

Master System, JP
AfterBurner SMS JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAfterburner ms jp cover.jpg

Cover

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Cart
Master System, Australia
AfterBurner SMS AU cover.jpg

Cover

Master System, BR
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Cover

Amiga Version

Amiga, EU
AfterBurner Amiga EU Box Front.jpg

Cover

Atari ST Version

Atari ST, EU
After Burner AtariST EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngAfter Burner AtariST EU Box Front.jpg

Cover

FM Towns Verison

FM Towns, JP
AfterBurner FMTowns JP Box Front.jpg

Cover

MSX Version

MSX, EU (MCM)
After Burner MSX EU MCM Box.jpg

Cover

NES Version

NES, US
After Burner NES US Box.jpg

Cover

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Cart
NES, JP
AfterBurner NES JP Box Front.jpg

Cover

After Burner NES JP Cart.jpg
Cart

Sharp X68000 Version

X68000, JP
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Cover

ZX Spectrum

ZX Spectrum, EU (MCM)
After Burner Spectrum EU MCM Box.jpg

Cover

ZX Spectrum, EU (MCM) (Alt)
After Burner Spectrum EU MCM Box Alt.jpg

Cover

ZX Spectrum, EU
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Disk
ZX Spectrum, EU (The Hit Squad)
Afterburner zx-spectrum eu the-hits-squad outer-sleeve.jpgAfterburner zx-spectrum eu the-hits-squad inner-sleeve.jpg

Cover

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Cassette
Games in the After Burner Series
Arcade Platforms After Burner (1987) | After Burner II (1987) | G-LOC: Air Battle (1990) | Strike Fighter (1991) | Sky Target (1995) | Sega Strike Fighter (2000) | After Burner Climax (2006)
Sega Mega-CD After Burner III (1992)
Sega 32X After Burner Complete (1995)
Sega Saturn Sega Ages After Burner II (1996)
PlayStation Portable After Burner: Black Falcon (2007)
Nintendo 3DS 3D After Burner II (2013)
After Burner Albums
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner (1987) | After Burner (1990) | Strike Fighter (1991) | Yu Suzuki Produce After Burner II (1997) | After Burner Climax Sound Track (2006) | Retro Game Anthology #5 -AFTER BURNER in DREAM- (2007) | After Burner 20th Anniversary Box (2007)