Release Date: 1989
Code: S. Blum, D. Stubbington
Music: Jeroen Tel
ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 69%
Completed and Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
> CLICK HERE to Download emu file
> CLICK HERE to view the YouTube ending video
Now here’s an ending that sat in the OFFLINE ARCHIVE for around 5 years, and when I got to it, the ending file was corrupted! No sweat – I got hold of a cracked version of the game that housed a trainer, and grabbed the ending that way 🙂
I remember the UK version of After Burner being a load of cack, and the ending wasn’t much cop either! So it’s fortunate that someone actually tried to produce a better version, which is what the ‘USA’ version achieved – almost.
As for the ending… is it worth a look?
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: As I mentioned about, I just used a trainer produced by REMEMBER that allowed me to jump straight to the end sequence.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final level is complete, you see a picture of the After Burner Pilot sitting in his craft and giving the ‘thumbs up’ and the words: “MISSION COMPLETE” being displayed. This is accompanied by the title screen’s digitized speech that says: “F-F-F-F-FIRE, FIRE”, which is followed by a digitized explosion and then the title screen music. The ending then closes with the standard ‘GAME OVER’ screen.
Vinny: I was originally going to give this either a 5 or 6 out of 10, but then I realised that the speech and music was from the standard title screen. Bhah!
Kungfufurby: Neither of these endings, US or UK version, have more than simply “Mission Complete” on them… though this one has a picture. Next mission: Next game.
Brendan Phoenix: Same piccy as the arcade version, can’t ask for more than a faithful ending to the original.
Andrew Fisher: One of the rare occasions where the US version is better than what we got in Europe (Argonaut Software did the UK version).
Nice pictures, but not a lot else.
FINAL SAY: I was surprised… until I realised that the music is from the title screen 😦
G.E. RATING: 2.5 / 10