After Burner Climax

Arcade Video game published 17 years ago by SEGA Corp.

Listed in MAME

After Burner Climax screenshot

After Burner Climax © 2006 Sega.

After Burner Climax is the latest sequel to the popular After Burner series.

Players forms parts of the 'Brave Fangs Aero Team' of the G.H.O.S.T. squadron, the team have the task of stopping an enemy country from launching all out nuclear war, after all peacekeeping talks have failed. Jaguar flight, a team within Brave Fangs has 48 hours to stop them and beat the threat of the enemy!

After Burner Climax introduces two new 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. Featuring over 20 stages including extra & secret stages, Coooperative linked play, a greater depth of gameplay, photorealistic graphics and excellent sound.

While the player selects the aircraft at the start screen, can use the throttle to choose between four different paint jobs for each of the three planes. These paint jobs consist of a Standard scheme, Camouflage scheme, Special scheme, and Low Visibility scheme.

The innovative 'Climax Mode' enables your aircraft to fly at Mach Speed to go beyond the speed of sound! When this mode is activated by pushing the lever forward, the enemy aircraft appear to fly in 'slow motion' allowing players to pick them off with ease!

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Runs on the Sega "Lindbergh Yellow" Hardware.

This game comes in three differents types of arcade cabinets: Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe.


After Burner Climax was released on October 19, 2006.

The 'Brave Fangs Aero Team', part of the G.H.O.S.T. squadron, is a cameo from Sega's popular Ghost Squad saga.

Soundtrack album released:
After Burner 20th Anniversary Box (29/11/2007)

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To play the game with the music from "After Burner II" : hold the throttle back and push the missile button. the trick will be confirmed when you hear a voice saying 'Fire!' and a small icon to the lower right of the screen turns into the logo for After Burner II.


1. After Burner (1987, Arcade)
2. After Burner II (1987, Arcade)
3. G-Loc - Air Battle (1990, Arcade)
4. R360 - G-Loc Air Battle (1990, Arcade)
5. Strike Fighter (1991, Arcade)
6. Sky Target (1995, Arcade)
7. Sega Strike Fighter (2000, Arcade)
8. After Burner Climax (2006, Arcade)
9. After Burner - Black Falcon (2007, PSP)


Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] (2010)
Sony Playstation 3 [PSN] (2010)

iOS (2013)
Google Play (2013)


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Official website; http://sega-afterburner.com