After Burner

• Publisher: Activision
• Developer:
Software Studios
Release Date: 1988
Code: Dalali Software

GFX: Focus Ce
Music: Adam Gilmore

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 17%
Our Game Rating: 30%


FILE: afterburnerend.zip


> AFTER BURNER by Activision

• Completed by Ivan Smolenski
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

This conversion by After Burner had some beating over the years, and rightly so; it's an absolute crime to have released such a poor game. I mean - take a look at games such as Hunter Patrol (Mastertronic), Mig-29 (Codemasters), which aren't particularly great games, but that achieve the effect that I think After Burner should have produced. The irony is, the Mastertronic and Codemasters games were only £1.99 and After Burner was originally a full-price title!

Anyway, babble aside, here's the ending...

The final level is complete.

Coming in to land...

...we have touch-down.

Home sweet home.

Mission complete.

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: Looks live Ivan used a multitude of cheats.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Not much apart from the jet comes into land and then the words: "MISSION COMPLETE" are displayed.


  • Vinny: I've only played this game for a few minutes as I found it very limiting and no way near as good as the arcade version. In fact, this is a seriously POOR conversion and I am sure that many of you out there purchased a copy and felt totally ripped off. Anyway, the ending consists of the words 'MISSION COMPLETE' and no sound whatsoever! A load of cack.
  • Brendan Phoenix: Am I the only one who thinks the arcade version was rubbish as well? Graphics were indeed great but the gameplay sucks
  • Kungfufurby: So the mission is complete. Good. Now that the mission is complete it's time to go to Mission 2: Another game.
  • Andy Vaisey: Rubbish game, rubbish ending. Simples.
  • Andrew Fisher: All the computer versions were terrible, Argonaut Software really dropped the ball on that one. The US version has better graphics but still lacks gameplay.

FINAL SAY: Tut, tut, tut.

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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Copyright İVinny Mainolfi