Developer: Software Studios
Release Date: 1988
Code: Dalali Software
GFX: Focus Ce
Music: Adam Gilmore
ZZAP64 Game Rating: 17%
Our Game Rating: 30%
Completed by Ivan Smolenski
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
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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…
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