Review: After Burner Climax on iOS offers flighty, yet short-lived fun
15 February 2013
Excerpt: If you dig flight action, this week was full of nostalgia. You could go to your local IMAX theater and purchase a ticket for Top Gun 3D , or you could spend $3 on Sega's arcade sequel After Burner Climax .
Summary: I can honestly say that I enjoyed my time with Afterburner and will undoubtedly keep returning to the game when I have a spare ten minutes. However despite it’s obvious charms particularly in the graphics and sound I did feel that the game was more Afterburner Anti-climax rather than Afterburner...
Excerpt: Afterburner was the very first arcade game I completed, and the only arcade game I've completed. Not that I was any good at it. My feeble nine-year-old brain was no match for the lightning fast jetfighter action, so I had to counter the onslaught of enemy planes with my [parents'] 10p coins.
Excerpt: Wolfenstein 3D was the original first-person shooter that would go on to influence some truly iconic titles over the years, including Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield and of course developer ID’s very own Doom series.
Excerpt: Arcades, like war, have changed. The sorts of games that would typically have been played in arcades in the past are now bought (fairly) cheaply via the online stores built into our consoles. Never has this been more painfully obvious than with After Burner Climax . This is a good thing.
Conclusion: I can't honestly say how this will translate to the newer generation of gamers who never played versions of Afterburner first time around, probably cynical dismissal from them in all honesty, but all you veterans like me should get on this ASAP.
Conclusion: There’s absolutely nothing wrong in spending ten-dollars for this game. While it may be short, the score attack mode and EX options will turn a 20-minute game into a game that you’ll likely play for many hours when it’s all said and done.
Conclusion: After Burner Climax is one of those arcade experiences where you want to make sure to you have done everything humanly possible within the game. While some may be disappointed in the length of each playthrough, the game makes up for that with a wealth of content and gameplay enhancements to keep the...