After Burst

Summary

After Burst
After Burst.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s)Dual[1]
Publisher(s)NCS
Composer(s)Atsuhiro Motoyama[2]
Platform(s)Game Boy
Release
  • JP: October 26, 1990
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player
Multiplayer

After Burst (アフターバースト) is a Japan-exclusive action video game released for the Game Boy in 1990.[3]

Gameplay

The player has to destroy two robots and jump through some platforms before destroying the orb.

Players must control a combat robot with the ultimate goal of destroying the enemy orb. Each level only has one screen to blast hostile robots, solve challenging platforms, and manipulate a series of short puzzles.[4]

There are 30 stages with a boss battle on every tenth stage.[5] A weapon is available; its gunfire can be altered by changing the angle of the gun. The distance of the shot can also be changed by holding down the button for extended periods of time. A two-player duel mode has been added, allowing players to fight either another player or the computer.[4]

This game employs a third-person perspective with a side-view.[4][6]

Reception

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 17 out of 40.[7][3]


References

  1. ^ After Burst at GameFAQs
  2. ^ Composer information at VGMDB.net
  3. ^ a b "アフターバースト [ゲームボーイ] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  4. ^ a b c Overview of After Burst at MobyGames
  5. ^ Level information for After Burst (in Japanese) at Geocities.jp
  6. ^ Images of After Burst at Giant Bomb
  7. ^ お買い物に便利 : 新作ゲームクロスレビュー - アフターバースト. Famicom Tsushin. No.22. Pg.20. 26 October 1990.