After Burner III

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After Burner III
System(s): Sega Mega-CD, FM Towns
Publisher:
Sega Mega-CD
Sega (US, Europe)
Sega Mega-CD
FM Towns/FM Towns Marty
CRI (Japan)
Developer:
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,400 (8,652)8,400e[3] T-68014
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.9949.99[5] 4415
Sega Mega-CD
EU
4415
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 99.0099.00[9] 4415
Sega Mega-CD
FR
4415
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[6][7] 4415
FM Towns/FM Towns Marty
JP
¥? ?




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After Burner III (アフターバーナーIII) is an aircraft combat game developed by Sega for the Sega Mega-CD and FM Towns. It is a port of Strike Fighter, which only saw release in Japanese arcades, adding a CD audio soundtrack (with the addition of music from After Burner II) and cinematic sequences.

As Strike Fighter was actually a sequel to G-LOC: Air Battle, it does not have a third person perspective view like After Burner and After Burner II. After Burner III adds this view as an option.

Production credits

Mega-CD version

Staff
  • Chief Programmer: T.Kujirai
  • Sub Programmer: S.Ikegami
  • Map Design: A.Nagano
  • Support: Y.Ishida, H.Ikebe, T.Miyamoto
  • Opening Scenario: K.Arai
  • Opening Graphics: Studio B.C
  • Opening Program: M.Tanaka
  • Title Logo Design: Avanti
  • Title Logo Editor: H.Tanaka
  • Title Back Picture: Kantousya
  • Title Back Graphic Editor: K.Tsuchida, M.Yoneda
  • Music Arranged by: Sol.Inc
  • FM S.E. Programmed by: Cube
  • Sales Dept.: S.Tanaka, T.Suzuki, K.Tanaka, T.Endo
  • Public Relations Dept.: K.Maeda, T.Yasuda
  • Thanks: S.Izumi, T.Nagasato, M.Sato, K.Yabuno, S.Endo, K.Fujita, H.Gunji, M. Sasaki, T.Kanou, N.Omoda, H.Yamashita, S.Take, E.Kurabayashi, T.Hashimoto, M.Suwabe, M.Koizumi, H.Tashiro, K.Iwanami, Y.Honda, Y.Ayabe
Sega CD/Mega-CD (Europe) Conversion Staff
Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: After Burner III/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: After Burner III/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
48
[10]
Console Mania (IT) PAL
65
[11]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
50
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
55
[13]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
28
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[5]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[16]
Joypad (FR)
74
[17]
Joypad (FR)
48
[18]
Joypad (HU)
85
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
41
[20]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
64
[21]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
72
[22]
Mega Action (UK) NTSC-U
48
[23]
Mega Force (FR)
72
[24]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC
22
[25]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
63
[26]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
22
[27]
Player One (FR)
60
[28]
Sega Magazin (DE)
38
[9]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
6
[6]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
55
[29]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
55
[30]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-J
67
[31]
Sega Force (UK) NTSC
63
[32]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
58
[33]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
75
[34]
Supergame (BR)
63
[35]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
43
[36]
Sega Mega-CD
54
Based on
30 reviews

After Burner III

Mega-CD, JP
AfterBurnerIII MCD JP Box Back.jpgAfterBurnerIII MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
AfterBurner3 MCD JP Spinecard.JPG
Spinecard
AfterBurnerIII MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Afterburneriii mcd jp manual.pdf
Manual
Afterburneriii mcd jp surveycard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, US
AfterBurnerIII MCD US Box Back.jpgAfterBurnerIII MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Afterburner3 mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
AfterBurnerIII MCD EU Box Back.jpgAfterBurnerIII MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
AfterBurnerIII MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Afterburner3 mcd eu manual.jpg
Manual
Mega-CD, FR (Blister pack)
ABIII MCD FR blister front.jpg
Cover

FM Towns version

FM Towns, JP
AB3 FMTowns JP Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
322,776,720 CD (EU) 4415
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
452,750,592 CD (JP) T-68014
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
323,127,168 CD (US) 4415

External links

References

  1. File:AfterBurnerIII MCD JP Box Front.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/mcd/soft_licensee.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-06-10 17:56)
  3. File:AfterBurnerIII MCD JP Box Back.jpg
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/V7zWWt21luc/m/FGNxwdul9P4J
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 100
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-05), page 60
  7. Mega Power, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-20), page 70
  8. Select Round, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 2
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 28
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1992" (JP; 1992-11-07), page 32
  11. Console Mania, "Ottobre 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 81
  12. Computer & Video Games, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-15), page 109
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 30
  14. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 119
  15. Famitsu, "1992-11-27" (JP; 1992-11-13), page 1
  16. Hippon Super, "December 1992" (JP; 1992-11-04), page 80
  17. Joypad, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 100
  18. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 164
  19. Joypad, "2/1994" (HU; 1994-xx-xx), page 16
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 54
  21. Mega Drive Fan, "April 1993" (JP; 1993-03-XX), page 59
  22. Mega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 36
  23. Mega Action, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-17), page 32
  24. Mega Force, "Mega-CD Force: Le Supplément Spécial Mega-CD" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 25
  25. MegaTech, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-20), page 28
  26. Marukatsu Mega Drive, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-XX), page 108
  27. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-28), page 74
  28. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 149
  29. Sega Pro, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 62
  30. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74
  31. Sega Zone, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 52
  32. Sega Force, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-04), page 70
  33. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  34. Sonic the Comic, "26th June 1993" (UK; 1993-06-26), page 10
  35. Supergame, "Junho 1993" (BR; 1993-06-xx), page 20
  36. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 44


After Burner III

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Games in the After Burner Series
Arcade
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
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) | After Burner II (2018) | G-LOC Air Battle: Series Music Collection (2020)
Film
After Burner (1987) | After Burner / Super Hang-On (1987)