Reviewed On: iOS

Available For: iOS

Publisher: SEGA

Developer: SEGA

Genre: Action

Age: Age (PEGI)

Price: £1.99

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The After Burner arcade units will always live long in the memory. Taking up as much space as three or four traditional coin-guzzling game boxes, the enclosed cockpit that flung you in all directions contributed as much to the experience as the actual gameplay itself.

As a result, After Burner Climax is more like 'after the Lord Mayor's show' on the small screen, delivering a perfectly enjoyable airborne adrenalin rush for around an hour. After that, however, it nose-dives into the realms of terribly basic gaming that doesn't warrant strapping yourself in for a second pass. It's a shame really, because the first blast feels so close to an over-the-top, sky-high sensation.

Releasing hundreds of rockets to the beat of awful 'arcade rock' has its merits, if only in a nostalgic way, and whatever you say about the final package, it definitely packs the fun factor. If you're planning on becoming a frequent flyer, though, you'll soon start feeling jet-lagged.

SCORE: 6 / 10