After Burner Cheats For NES

  1. Sound Test (US Version)

    Before the title screen appears, hold B and you'll enter a sound test.

  2. Reversed Mode

    Before starting your game, plug in a controller to slot 2. Hold A and B on that controller, and then tap START on the controller in slot 1.

  3. Music Test

    Before you turn on the game, press and hold down the b button, then turn on the game. You'll be able to listen to 5 songs.

  4. Harder mode.

    Once you've beat the game, press any button to continue to the Main Menu again. Now, when you start playing again, you'll be in a harder mode. The game won't tell you this, but you can see by harder enemies in the first stages who you'd normally come across only in later stages.

    Code Effect
    Beat the game once. Harder mode
  5. Infinite Continues

    When your game is over and you're at the blue After Burner screen, press Left, Left, Left, B, B, B, A, A, A, Start. You will continue on the level you just got a game over on.

  6. Sound Test (Japanese version)

    At the title screen press and hold the A button then press Start.

  7. Continue (Japanese Version)

    When you get a game over and you're at the blue Afterburner screen, press A, A, A, A, B, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down and Down. If done right, you'll continue where you left off.

  8. Reversed Mode (Japan-only)

    To activate reversed mode on the Japan release, hold A and B on Player 2's controller and start the game.

  9. Hard Mode (Code-Based Activation)

    At the title screen, hold Right + A + B + Select on Controller 1 and Left + A on Controller 2 at the same time, then press Start on Controller 1.

  10. Extra Missiles (US Version)

    At the beginning of the stage 5, while refueling/reloading weapons on the ground, press Up + Right on Controller 2 and A + Start on Controller 1 at the same time and hold it during the take off. You'll get an extra 40 missiles.

  11. Stage Select (US Version)

    During gameplay, press Select to pause it, then press Down + Left + A on Controller 2 and Down + Left on Controller 1 at the same time. Press Up or Down to select a stage, and press Select to play. This cheat can be done in all levels except 8 and 17.

  12. Background Test (US Version)

    Hold Left + B on Controller 1 and A on Controller 2 at the same time before the title screen appears (at the console power up/reset sequence or after the game over screen). Press Left or Right on Controller 1 to change the menu options. Press Up or Down to select the menu option. Press and hold Select to hide the menu.

  13. View Credits (Japan-only)

    Power the console on, wait for the 6 demo sequences to be played, then press A, A, A, A, B, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Start.

  14. Extra Missiles (Japan Version)

    At the beginning of the stages 3, 5, 11, 16 and 21, while refueling/reloading weapons on the ground, press and hold the corresponding button code from the table below, and hold it during take off.

    Code Effect
    Left on Controller 2 Stage 3 - +30 missiles
    Left + B on Controller 2 Stage 5 - +50 missiles
    Right on Controller 2 Stage 11 - +30 missiles
    Right + B on Controller 2 Stage 16 - +50 missiles
    Down on Controller 2 Stage 21 - +30 missiles

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Matt Ludwig 11K
FAQ/Walkthrough FAQ/Walkthrough by Kaas 23K

After Burner Cheats For Sega Master System

  1. Continue

    When you lose all your lives, and the Game Over screen appears, press Button 1 and 2 at the same time, to continue where you left off. This works only twice, and up to the 8th level.

  2. Blind Spots

    In some levels of After Burner you can hold the upper-left portion of the control pad/joystick and enemy fighters will miss you even when they get the radar lock. This is very useful for avoidingbig dog fights.

    *NOTE* This trick does not help on enemy fortresses.

  3. Unlimited continues for the first 18 stages

    Code Effect
    At the title screen press pause 100 times, then at the game over screen hold Up + button 1 and 2 to continue. Unlmited continues for the first 18 stages.

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by IceQueenZer0 6K

After Burner Cheats For Arcade Games

  1. Stage codes

    On the following stages, input these codes for the following effects.

    Code Effect
    During Demo: press Start + Vulcan Cannon + Missile + Foto sensor and stick Right get a DUKE message
    Stage 1: press Start + Vulcan Cannon + Missile get a message
    Stage 3: press Start and speed fast get 100 missiles
    Stage 5: press Start + Vulcan Cannon + Missile get a message
    Stage 9: press Vulcan Cannon + Missile and stick Right get 100 missiles
    Stage 11: press Vulcan Cannon + Missile and stick Left get 50,000,000 pts
    Stage 13: press Start + Vulcan Cannon + Missile and stick Left get a message
    Stage 16: press Start and stick down get a message
    Stage 19: press Start get a message
    Stage 21: press Start + Vulcan Cannon + Missile + Foto sensor and stick Up get 250,000,000 pts
    Stage 23: press Start + Vulcan Cannon + Missile + Foto sensor get a message

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by IceQueenZer0 6K

After Burner Cheats For Commodore 64

  1. Cheat mode

    Load or reset the game, then execute the following BASIC commands before running or restarting the program.

    Code Effect
    POKE 4969,173 POKE 6754,173 Cheat mode unlocked

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by IceQueenZer0 6K

After Burner Cheats For Amiga

  1. Cheat Mode

    Pause the game and type in the password ''TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS'' to activate cheat mode.

    Code Effect
    Press G More Missiles
    Press N More lives.
    Press < Go back one level.
    Press > Go forward one level.
    Press T Less Missiles

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by IceQueenZer0 6K

After Burner Cheats For Sega 32X

  1. Cheat Codes

    Code Effect
    When you see the Sega logo press: A + C + Start on 2P Arcade Mode
    When you see Start and Options hold: A+B+C and press: left or right. Level Select
    At the Sega screen, take controller 2 and press: A + C + Start. At the title screen, with controller 1, press: A + B + C + Start Debug Menu

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by IceQueenZer0 6K

After Burner Cheats For PC

  1. Activate Cheats

    While playing the Game, type TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS then press the following key to activate the cheat:

    Code Effect
    Left Arrow Move down one level
    Right Arrow Move up one level
    Extra Rockets Extra rockets
    Lose Rockets Lose rockets
    Gain extra lives Gain extra lives

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by IceQueenZer0 6K