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If you’re old enough to remember playing games back in the 80’s, then at some point you probably played Sega’s classic arcade flight game After Burner.   If you’ve actually been to an arcade in the last four years there’s a good chance you stumbled upon the fourth game in that series, After Burner Climax.

The great thing about the After Burner series is it doesn’t matter if you’ve played the first or the fourth game, because they’re all exactly the same.  Now you can bring that lack of innovation home, as Sega is releasing After Burner Climax on PSN and XBLA later this year.  You can check out the first full trailer above, but be warned you might need a barf bag.

Now I’ve actually played this game in the arcade, and I personally think it’s the only way to experience it.  The cabinet itself sports a huge screen and the flight chair is servo-mounted, allowing it to tilt you left, right, forward, and backwards.  It’s truly a one of a kind experience that just can’t be properly recreated in the living room.  Not only that, but when I watch this trailer, I get a little motion sick, which I never experienced in the arcade.

So after watching the trailer, who thinks they might pick this up when it’s released?  Any takers?

  1. I have an After Burner (original) arcade cabinet in my parent’s basement. Just thought everyone might want to be jealous.

  2. I’m SO jealous. I’ve never owned an arcade unit :(

  3. I just watched the video. Holy crap. That is EXACTLY how After Burner II played on my Famicom!

  4. I suck at flying and shooting at the same time. Something in my brain doesn’t like one thumb controlling movement and the other thumb controlling the aiming reticle.

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