In 2013, Sega launched a mobile version of After Burner Climax on both Google Play and the App Store as a premium app with a price of 3 dollars (Rs 210). Two years later, the game was taken off from the Store alongside several other premium games from Sega. Since then, these games have gradually been returning to the Android platform as parts of the SEGA Forever program. Now, After Burner Climax is the newest game to come back.

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Sega's classic arcade flight simulator has returned

If you are unfamiliar with this name, check out the App Store trailer below. While this clip is rather old (the game launched on the App Store in 2013), it should still give you an idea of what After Burner Climax is all about.

The game still retains the arcade-like flight simulation gameplay of the After Burner series, but some mechanics have been tweaked to fit the nature of the mobile platform. You will have the opportunity to control several types of planes, from an F-15E Strike Eagle, an X-47B, to an F/A-18E Super Hornet or an F-14D Super Tomcat. Additionally, all of them can be customized with 4 unique painting styles as well.

The game features 20 stages for you to dogfight your way through. There are also some branching paths, so the replayability is actually pretty solid.

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Various levels and plane types

One complaint is that, just like other SEGA Forever games, After Burner Climax contains frequent advertisements, which are somewhat annoying. You can opt to spend $1.99 (Rs 140) on an in-app purchase to remove them, though.

With the re-launches of Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and now After Burner Climax, it seems Sega is delivering on its last year promise of focusing on Android ports. It’s pretty nice to have the chance to visit some good old Sega titles once in a while.