After Burner (NES)
In the Japanese version, press A + Start on the title screen to enter a sound test. The sound test is also present in the US version, but the method to access it was changed to holding B while starting the game (before the title screen appears).
In the US version, hold B + Left on controller 1 and A on controller 2 at the same time while starting the game (before the title screen appears).
There is no proper initialization for initial values for the menu, so on some emulators you just get the black screen. On controller 1 press Down a couple of times then press Left to start displaying something. If displayed correctly, use the D-Pad buttons on controller 1 to select backgrounds, CHR data for it and proper palette. There is no data what patterns and palettes belongs to the particular background. Press and hold Select to temporarily hide the menu.
In the US version, during gameplay, press Select to pause it, then press A + Down + Left on controller 2 and Down + Left on controller 1 at the same time. Press Up / Down to select a stage, press Select to return back to the game. This cheat can be done in all levels except 8 and 17. But you can still get to these stages with this cheat from any other stages.
There's a lot more, this is just a head start.
Note: The exact date of the USA version is unknown but it was most likely made before the JP version.
- Font was changed.
- Background was changed from blue to black.
- An exclamation point was added to "PUSH START BUTTON"
- Logo was changed to look more like the arcade logo.
- The II was added.
- TENGEN was changed to SUNSOFT.
- "(C)1989" and "(C)1987 SEGA" are now blue.
- The Intro is different. In the USA version, the logo just drops from the top and bottom to the center. The JP version is more accurate to the arcade version; the logo appears backwards, then the balls form a II and the logo changes to normal while the II rotates.
- The number 65 was changed to 3.17.
- TENGEN ENTERPRISE was changed to SUN ENTERPRISE
The graphics were almost completely changed, looking more polished.
The music was completely changed and not only that, but music that was missing in the USA version is in the JP version.
|The After Burner series|
|Arcade||After Burner • After Burner II|
|FM Towns||After Burner • After Burner III|
|Genesis||After Burner II|
|Sega CD||After Burner III|
|32X||After Burner II Complete|