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Full titleAfterburner
Also known asF-14 Afterburner
Year of release1988
PublisherActivision Inc (UK)
Re-released byMCM Software S.A. (Spain)
Proein Soft Line (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Software Studios (Keith Burkhill), Foursfield (Jon Paul Eldridge), Focus Creative Enterprises Ltd (Mark A. Jones)
Tie-in licenceSega Enterprises Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: After Burner)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Shoot-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99 (£12.99 for disk version)
1200 ptas.
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on tape 2 of the compilation 100% Dynamite (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on the compilation Toda Maquina, A (Erbe Software S.A.)
A soundtrack for this game appeared on side B of covertape YS issue 36: Smash Tape 11 (Your Sinclair)
This title has known errors
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, NES and Sega Master System
Score 7.18 (36 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Original release128KURK588047875465881988SpeedLock 4
Original release48KURK588047875465881988SpeedLock 7
Original release128 +31988None
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48K/128KSEC563M-18988-19891989None
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48K/128KSEC563M-18988-19891989None
Re-releaseProein Soft Line48K/128K047875465881988None
Re-releaseThe Hit Squad48K/128KAC2150131564115401991SpeedLock 7

Additional material
Afterburner.gif6,798(Loading screen)
Afterburner.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Afterburner.gif4,942(In-game screen)
Afterburner.txt14,750(English instructions)
Afterburner(MCMSoftwareS.A.).pdf80,544(Spanish instructions)
Afterburner.png93,857(Game map)
Afterburner_Back.jpg91,942(Cassette inlay)
Afterburner_Front.jpg77,843(Cassette inlay)
Afterburner(MCMSoftwareS.A.).jpg31,236(Re-release cassette inlay)
Afterburner(MCMSoftwareS.A.)_2.jpg216,910(Re-release cassette inlay)
Afterburner(TheHitSquad).jpg61,466(Re-release cassette inlay)
Afterburner_CompetitionLeaflet-Back.jpg162,402(Competition leaflet)
Afterburner_CompetitionLeaflet-Front.jpg136,837(Competition leaflet)
Afterburner.ay.zip2,441(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)
Afterburner.mp3.zip720,022(Bonus soundtrack(s) in MP3 format)
Afterburner.mp3.zip2,881,231(Sampled in-game and theme music in MP3 format)

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Magazine references
ACE3.88page 14(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User4.88page 46(News/Note) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.88page 7(News/Note) [full page]
Games Machine5.88page 15(Feature - Studio Line) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.88page 7(News/Note) [full page]
ACE6.88page 8(News/Note) [full page]
ACE11.88page 8(News/Note) [full page]
New Computer Express11.88page 246(Feature - The Race For Christmas No.1)
New Computer Express11.88page 328(Review)
New Computer Express11.88page 431(Review - not a Spectrum article)
Sinclair User11.88page 94(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.88page 9(Preview) [full page]
ACE12.88page 18(Preview) [full page]
Crash12.88page 9(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.88page 52(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.88page 908(Preview - Christmas Crackers supplement) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 10(News/Note - Atari and Afterburner named as top sellers) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 17(Preview) [full page]
Games Machine12.88page 102(Tips) [full page]
New Computer Express12.88page 458(Tips - Hot tips)
Sinclair User12.88page 12(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.88page 38(Preview) [full page]
ACE1.89page 54(Review) [full page]
Crash1.89(Feature - Afterburner advertising supplement)
New Computer Express1.89page 222(Tips)
Sinclair User1.89page 58(Poster) [full page]
Games Machine2.89page 59(Review) [full page]
Games Machine2.89page 79(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair3.89page 83(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair4.89page 33(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair6.89page 27(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair7.90page 36(Feature - Complete Guide to Shoot-em-ups)[full page]
Sinclair User3.91page 18(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games4.91page 72(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair5.91page 69(Review) [full page]
MicroHobby2.89page 28(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby3.89page 45(Justicieros)[full page]

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