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After Burner - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A flight simulator where a group of planes fly at you in each level. Players must destroy the oncoming planes to advance.

After Burner was produced by Sega in 1987.

Sega released 591 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period After Burner was produced include: War Ball, Slap Shooter, Gigas, Wonder Boy Deluxe, Wonder Boy, After Burner II, Center Court, Chrono Soldier, DakkoChan Jansoh, and Fantasy Zone II


Name After Burner
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6821
Class Wide Release
Genre Simulator
Conversion Class Sega After Burner
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Throttle Lever
  • Joystick: Analog with trigger and thumb button - Gun|Missile
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Deluxe/Themed (motion)
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel After Burner Bezel Image
Control Panel After Burner Control Panel Image
Side Art After Burner Side Art Image

After Burner KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.66 (8 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.58

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 2.63
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.14

Technical Rating: 3.71

Gameplay 3.71
Graphics 4.13
Originality 3.38
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

The game will play itself if it has the credits to continue.

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Cabinet Information

Two cabinet types were created for this game: upright and a closed horizontally and vertically rotating cockpit. On the cockpit, only the seat rotated horizontally while the whole cockpit rotated vertically. Both cabinets contain a grey monitor frame with flashing lights at the top that indicate an enemy's "lock" on your craft. The two speakers inside the cockpit at head-level produce excellent stereo sound which really adds to the gameplay.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op After Burner Census

There are 14,755 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,460 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 156 known instances of this machine owned by After Burner collectors who are active members. Of these, 142 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 13 active VAPS members with a After Burner machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra After Burner circuit board for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 13 active VAPS members currently looking for After Burner.

This game ranks a 34 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



A common problem with this game seems to result in the "danger" or "lock on" lamps remaining lit all the time. For more info and a possible fix, see


  1. After Burner
  2. After Burner II


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Deluxe
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Sega After Burner 30 Tooth Gear **NOS** New

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Sega Arcade 315-5211A (Afterburner) Sprite Chip *Works Great*

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Sega After Burner Throttle Base Upright **NOS** New Afterburner

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2017 1 236.00 236.00
All Years 1 236.00 236.00


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