Monday, 24 January 2011

Ten Video Games 2010: After Burner Climax

Like Game Dev Story, this is a slight cheat. After Burner Climax has existed as an arcade cab since 2006, but it took until this year for the title to finally see a home console release. AM2 gleefully pick up where Yu Suzuki left off, crafting a full propulsion screamer built on speed and missiles, and missiles and speed. Reach certain play goals and you can monkey around with dip switch settings to greatly increase, or decrease, the difficulty of this coin-op coin guzzler. Bulletin short and packed with an entire nation of jet fighters to mangle, this is Sega operating at maximum understanding of their full-throttle legacy.

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