Afterburner II - Arcade





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Published on Jun 30, 2009

After Burner II (c) 10/1987 Sega.

Another three-dimensional Sega game rendered with their superb sprite-scaling technology; this time putting the player into the seat of a powerful jet fighter. 23 colourful, fast-moving stages await the player, as he or she takes on the hordes of enemy planes intent on the player's destruction. At the end of every second stage, the player's jet fighter is re-fueled and re-armed, either by the appearance of a large support plane, or by landing on a military airstrip. After Burner's straightforward shoot'em up gameplay is unremarkable and repetitive, but fun - largely down to the game's incredible visuals.

Deluxe cabinet dimensions : 80'' (203cm) Deep x 53'' (135cm) Wide x 69'' (175cm) High. Weight : 800 lbs (362 kg)
Upright cabinet dimensions : 24, 8'' (63cm) Deep x 33, 9'' (86cm) Wide x 72, 8'' (185cm) High. Weight : 273 lbs (124 kg)

Sega X Board hardware

Main CPU : (2x) 68000 (@ 12.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 4 Mhz), Sega (@ 4 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 24576

Players : 1
Control : stick
Buttons : 2

In the cutscenes that show your jet fighter landing on a landing strip in order to reload the missile supply, there are some special vehicles that will make a cameo appearance. In the first landing, you'll see a man riding the motorcycle from "Hang-On". and in the second landing, you'll see the famous Ferrari Testarossa-like car from "Out Run".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Sega Taikan Game Special - 28XA-198) on 21/12/1987.
Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (After Burner / Sega S.S.T. Band - PCCB-00032) on 06/1990. Composition and arrangement by SEGA S.S.T. Band. The tracks 1 and 3 are arrange versions.

An ABII unit appears in the 1991 movie 'Terminator 2 - Judgment Day'.

ABII is essentially the same game as "After Burner", but there are a few differences, mainly the fact that it is possible to control your plane speed.


1. After Burner (1987)
2. After Burner II (1987)
3. G-Loc - Air Battle (1990)
4. Strike Fighter (1991)
5. After Burner Climax (2006)

-- Consoles :
Nintendo Famicom (1989)
NEC PC-Engine (1990)
Sega Mega Drive (1990)
Sega Saturn (1996, "Sega Ages : After Burner II")
Sega Dreamcast (2001, "Yu Suzuki Game Works Vol. 1")
Sega Dreamcast (2001, "Shenmue II")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 10 : After Burner II")


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