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After Burner Complete
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega 32X
Original system(s): Sega X Board
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
JP
¥4,980 GM-4006
Sega 32X
US
$49.99[1] 84507
Sega 32X
UK
£49.95[3] 84507-50
Sega 32X
FR
?F 84507-50
Sega 32X
DE
DM ? 84507-50
Sega 32X
ES
?Ptas 84507-50



After Burner Complete (アフターバーナー・コンプリート), known simply as After Burner in North America is an enhanced Sega 32X port of After Burner II, released in 1995 by Rutubo Games and Sega. During most of its development it was known as Super After Burner.

After Burner Complete is extremely similar to the arcade release of After Burner II, with minor tweaks to make it more suited to a home console environment, and an options screen allowing for adjustments in difficulty and control schemes. It was the most accurate home version of After Burner at the time of release (bettered the following year by Sega Ages After Burner II on the Sega Saturn).

Similar to the 32X version of Space Harrier, After Burner Complete saw mixed reviews from the press, being seen as a simple port of an ageing arcade game which offered few improvements over the Sega Mega Drive version of After Burner II (released back in 1990).

Gameplay

You pilot a fictional airplane called the SSF-14 fighter, using Up to descend and Down to climb it, like in a real fighter plane (although that can be changed in the options under "UP/DOWN"). Playing with a three-button controller A and C fire the vulcan guns, which have infinite ammunition; B is used for missiles, which are limited to 50 at start but get replenished at certain points of the game. Six-button controllers are also supported, with which A rolls, B still shoot missiles, C and Mode fire the vulcan guns, X sets the speed to low, Y speed middle and Z speed high.

There are 23 stages in all and upon reaching stages 5, 9, 13 and 19, allows you to continue the game from the respective stage, through a new option at the title screen.

Versions

After Burner Complete is very close to its arcade counterpart, but features slightly lower resolution sprites in places and runs at half the frame rate (30FPS vs. 60FPS).

Production credits

Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: After Burner Complete/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
77
78 №68, p60[1]
50 №26, p45
66 №77
81 №8, p16
75 №41
63 №2/95, p45[5]
81 №27, p32/33
51 №2/95, p105[6]
53 №29, p88/89[3]
60 №2, p93[2]
78 №52, p122[7]
45 №48, p22
72 №3/95, p6/7[8]
62 №64, p54
84 №41, p61
51 №3, p86/87[9]
53 №2/95, p91[10]
Sega 32X
66
Based on
18 reviews

32X, US
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32X, EU
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32X, JP
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Manual

References


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)
Java 2, Micro Edition (J2ME)
After Burner II (200x)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 10: After Burner II (2004)
Sony PlayStation Portable
After Burner: Black Falcon (2007)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
After Burner Climax (2010)
Nintendo 3DS
3D After Burner II (2013)
Google Android OS
iOS
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)
Film
After Burner (1987) | After Burner / Super Hang-On (1987)