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After Burner II


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.


- TECHNICAL -


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

Game ID : 834-6335-02


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


- TRIVIA -


In the cut-scenes 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".


Jimmy Cardenas holds the record for this game with 505,050 points on April 20, 1997.


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'.


- UPDATES -


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.


- SERIES -


1. After Burner (1987)

2. After Burner II (1987)

3. G-Loc - Air Battle (1990)

4. Strike Fighter (1991)

5. Sky Target (1995)

6. Sega Strike Fighter (2000)

7. After Burner Climax (2006)


- STAFF -


Designed by : Yu Suzuki (YU.)

Music by : Hiroshi Miyauchi (HIR)

Staff : (KIM), (BIN), (SAD), (KEY), (Y.N)


- PORTS -


* 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")


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)

Amstrad CPC (1988)

Commodore C64 (1988, Activision)

Commodore C64 (1989, Mindscape)

Sharp X68000 (1989)

Commodore Amiga (1989)


* Others :

Mobile phones (2003)