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After Burner Climax

After Burner Climax (アフターバーナー クライマックス) is a combat flight video game developed and published by Sega.[7] The game is a part of the After Burner series, and was first released in arcades in 2006 and was later ported to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in April 2010.[8]

After Burner Climax
AfterBurnerClimax arcadeflyer.png
1st alternate arcade flyer of After Burner Climax
Developer(s)Sega AM2
Publisher(s)Sega
Composer(s)Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Platform(s)Arcade, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS, Android
ReleaseArcade
June 12, 2006
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
iOS
  • WW: February 7, 2013
Android
  • WW: March 30, 2013
Genre(s)Combat flight simulator, shoot 'em up
Mode(s)Single player
CabinetSitdown
Arcade systemSega Lindbergh

Like previous incarnations of After Burner, the "Deluxe" After Burner Climax cabinet has a servo-equipped chair; a new function is a button that locks the chair into a static upright position. Two other cabinet versions include a "Commander" version, which only tilts side to side, and the "Standard" version, which doesn't move at all. The "Deluxe" version cabinet has a widescreen LCD monitor, while the "Standard" and "Commander" models have a 29" CRT.

The game was delisted from both Xbox Live and PSN in December 2014,[9] and was removed from the mobile storefronts in May 2015.[10] However, the mobile version was re-released via the Sega Forever service in April 2019.[11]

GameplayEdit

 
In-game screenshot.

After Burner Climax introduces two new flyable aircraft to the series: the F/A-18E Super Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle. The iconic F-14 Tomcat from previous games has been replaced with the F-14D Super Tomcat. The player selects the aircraft at the start screen.

While choosing their plane, the player can use the throttle to choose between four different paintjobs for each of the three planes. These paint jobs consist of a "Standard" scheme, "Camouflage" scheme, "Special" scheme, and "Low Visibility" scheme. After choosing their plane, the player can also choose to listen to After Burner Climax's music or the original soundtrack from After Burner II by holding the throttle back and hitting the missile button.

ReceptionEdit

The Australian video game talk show Good Game's two reviewers gave the game a 6/10 and 8/10.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "After Burner Climax takes off April 21 on XBLA". Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  2. ^ "フライングか?配信日決定! - ABCスタッフコラムFox2!". Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
  3. ^ "After Burner Climax takes off April 21 on XBLA". Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  4. ^ "After Burner Climax takes off April 22 on PSN". Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  5. ^ "フライングか?配信日決定! - ABCスタッフコラムFox2!". Archived from the original on 3 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
  6. ^ "After Burner Climax takes off April 22 on PSN". Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  7. ^ "After Burner Climax". The International Arcade Museum. Retrieved 1 Nov 2013.
  8. ^ "After Burner Climax XBLA screens soar into view [Update]". Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  9. ^ "After Burner Climax removed early from XBLA". XBLA Fans.
  10. ^ "Sega Removes These 19 Mobile Games". GameSpot. 2015-08-19.
  11. ^ TouchArcade (April 4, 2019). "'After Burner Climax' has joined the SEGA Forever lineup on the App Store and Google Play". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "Good Game stories - After Burner Climax". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2010-05-24.

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