After Burner Complete

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After Burner Complete
System(s): Sega 32X
Publisher: Sega
Original system(s): Sega X Board
Genre: 3D Shooting[1], Shooting[2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega 32X
¥4,9804,980 GM-4006
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega 32X
$49.9949.99[4] 84507
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega 32X
Sega 32X
£39.9939.99[7][8] 84507-50

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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.


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.


During most of its development it was known as Super After Burner.

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).


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. But features slightly lower resolution sprites in places and runs at half the frame rate (30FPS vs. 60FPS).

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).

Production credits

In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: After Burner Complete/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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NL flyer
Print advert in Hobby Consolas (ES) #43: "Abril 1995" (1995-xx-xx)


Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 [9]
63 №318, p40
78 [10]
50 №26, p45
66 №77
81 №8, p16
75 №41
63 [11]
81 №27, p32/33
51 [12]
53 [13]
60 [14]
78 [15]
45 [16]
72 [17]
62 №64, p54
84 №41, p61
51 [18]
53 [19]
70 [20]
Sega 32X
Based on
21 reviews
32X, JP
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32X, US
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32X, EU
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega 32X
CRC32 204044c4
MD5 ec9529858cc7961b39f5382b2f657b8f
SHA-1 9cf575feb036e2f26e78350154d5eb2fd3825325
2MB Cartridge (JP/US)
Sega 32X
CRC32 029106f5
MD5 a8e05bd3cdf97e1811ebd6d52c4371a7
SHA-1 c7d56cc75dc9a5206fda6a080cbedae9f48c82bc
2MB Cartridge (EU)


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Games in the After Burner Series
After Burner (1987) | After Burner II (home computers) (1987) | G-LOC: Air Battle (home computers) (1990) | Strike Fighter (1991) | Sky Target (1995) | Sega Strike Fighter (2000) | After Burner Climax (2006)
Sega Master System
After Burner (1987) | G-LOC: Air Battle (1991)
LCD handheld game
After Burner (1988)
Sega Mega Drive
After Burner II (1990) | G-LOC: Air Battle (1993)
Sega Game Gear
G-LOC: Air Battle (1990)
Sega Mega-CD
After Burner III (1992)
Sega 32X
After Burner Complete (1995)
Sega Saturn
Sega Ages After Burner II (1996) | Sky Target (1997)
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
After Burner Climax (2013)
After Burner related media
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) | After Burner II (2018) | G-LOC Air Battle: Series Music Collection (2020)
After Burner (1987) | After Burner / Super Hang-On (1987)