Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Afterburner'

Rating:3 User: The Dean of Games

1988 Activision (UK)
by Keith Burkhill, Jon Eldridge & Mark Jones

This conversion left me cold. It's a good game, even impressive sometimes, but doesn't provide me the same fun as other games do, not even as much as old school shoot 'em ups Buck Rogers and the like do.
Sure it's way better, both technically and in play complexity but misses the addictive factor. Maybe the monochrome setting and the mess it generates visually plays a part in it.