After Burner II © 1990 NEC Avenue, Limited.
After Burner II is based on Sega's arcade game originally released in 1987, sequel of the popular and fast paced shooter. The world is once again in danger and the evil general Zorbia and his army have decided to take over the nation. The player pilots a fast and super F14XX fighter, the SkyCat, and tries to stop the invasion. The fighter is soon launched for battle from the Carrier Sega Enterprise stationed off shores. After Burner is a sort of military flying simulation with a pretty important blend of action. The original arcade game offers neat visual effects with fast sprite zooming and rotations, and the amount of detail on screen, with zillion of planes, missiles and explosions that come rushing up to the player is quite impressive. Nonetheless, Nec Avenue did a pretty good job, and this PC Engine version keeps the intense and fast paced feeling from the original arcade game.
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