After Burner

1987 video game

After Burner is a arcade vehicular combat video game, developed by Sega AM2 and published by Sega. The playere assumes controlled by American fighter jet F-14 Tomcat, and player must cleared each stages of the game's eighteen unique stages by destroying all enemies around the player, using both a machine gun and a limited supply of heat-seeking missiles. It uses a third-person perspective, using previously of Sega's earlier games Space Harrier (1985) and Out Run (1986), and also using the game engine Sega X Board arcade system and usingh a sprite rotation. It is the fourth Sega game tu used a hydraulic "taikan" motion simulator arcade cabinet.

After Burner
Developer(s)Sega AM2
Designer(s)Yu Suzuki
Composer(s)Hiroshi Kawaguchi
SeriesAfter Burner
Platform(s)Arcade, Master System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES, MSX
  • JP: July 13, 1987
  • EU: September 6, 1987
  • NA: October 27, 1987
Genre(s)Vehicular combat
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade systemSega X Board

Sequel change

A sequel called After Burner II that released in 1987, After Burner III released in 1993.