AFTERBURNER 2
PLATFORM: Sega Genesis
AUTHOR: Casey "Raditz-San 2" Morris (Listed as Magician Type 0)
<radical_radittsu@hotmail.com>
Composed using: FAQEdit Version 1.0 (www.oddco.com)
Last updated: 3/4/2001 - 1:44:53 AM
Version 1
Useless fact: At the beginning of Terminator 2, John Conner is 
playing the orginal Afterburner in the arcade.
If you find an error, please be nice about it.  I am VERY tired...

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Legal
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Look, it's 2001, and I've decided I don't give a damn.  Just leave my
name on it and it's yours.

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Index
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1. Walkthrough
 1. Stage 1
 2. Stage 2
 3. Stage 3
 4. Stage 4
 5. Stage 5
 6. Stage 6
 7. Stage 7
 8. Stage 8
 9. Stage 9
 10. Stage 10
 11. Stage 11
 12. Stage 12
 13. Stage 13
 14. Stage 14
 15. Stage 15
 16. Stage 16
 17. Stage 17
 18. Stage 18
 19. Stage 19
 20. Stage 20
 21. Stage 21
 22. Stage 22
 23. Stage 23
2. Story
3. Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Walkthrough
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Key terms

Groundhugger: A plane that stays near the ground.

A set of planes: A group of planes that comes from behind and flies
ahead.

Lagger: One of the planes that stays behind you.

Missile: A missle that tracks you from behind... you'll see when you
get to it.

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1-1. Stage 1
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Shortly after the game starts, some planes will come from both sides
from behind.  Another set will come from behind from both sides.  And
then another.  After, you should see a plane ahead on the right.  
Then, one on the left.  Then the right.  Then a set of planes will
come from behind.  And another.  Then you will see six planes ahead.

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1-2. Stage 2
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A set of planes will come from behind.  Then two more sets.  Then you
will see seven planes ahead.  After you fly past them, you'll see
3 planes ahead on the left.  Then six on the right.  Then four across
the entire screen.  Then you will see seven planes ahead in the 
middle.  For a while you'll be alone, and then you will see three
planes on the right.  Then three on the left.  

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1-3. Stage 3
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You will be recharged.  Then you will see a half-circle of planes in
the middle.  After that, you will see three planes, all spread out.
Then you will see three planes, two on the right, one on the left.
Then you will see ten planes in the middle.  Then you will see three
planes in the middle.  Afterwards, you will see a half-circle of 
planes.  Then you will see another.  Then you will see three on the
right.  Then three on the left.

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1-4. Stage 4
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You will see four planes in the middle.  Then another four in the
middle.  You will then see four planes on the right.  Then you will
see four on the left.  Then five in the middle.  Then you will see
planes spread out across the screen.  Then you will see a plane on 
the right.  Then you will see three on the right.  Then four on the
left.  Then three in the middle.  Then you will see four on the left.

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1-5. Stage 5
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Just a recharge.

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1-6. Stage 6
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You will see three planes in the middle.  Then another three.  Then
you will see a formation in the middle in the shape of a bird.  Then
three planes in the middle.  Then you will see three planes in the
middle and one on the right.  Then you'll see some planes in the
middle.  Then three on the right.  Then you will see a circle
formation in the center of the screen.  Then another.  Then a set 
from behind.  Then two planes in the middle and a plane from behind
who stays from behind and shoots you (they are known herein as 
laggers).  Then you will see a bunch spanning the entire screen.  

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1-7. Stage 7
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You'll run into a set from behind.  Then another lagger will appear..
I HATE them.. ><.  Then you will see two planes on both sides.  Then
you will see a bird formations in the center of the screen.  Then a
set of planes will come from behind.  Then a lagger will appear and,
well, lag.  Then you will see a sideways "7" in the center of the
screen.  Then a lagger will appear.  Then you will see two planes on
the left, and three from the right.  Then you will see a mountain
formation in the center.  Then you will see seven planes in the 
center and a lagger from behind.

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1-8. Stage 8
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Bonus stage!  Don't hit anything.  Your guns can take out the towers.
If you fly to the far left you won't touch anything.

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1-9. Stage 9
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After the powerup, a homing missile will come from behind.  Then you
will see a plane on the right.  Then some planes in the middle, then
another four in the middle.  Then a guy in the middle, sort of in the
bushes will appear.  Then you will see five on the right side of the
screen.  Then you will see three planes in the middle, and four on
the left.  Then another four in the middle and another two on the
right.  Then you will see 3 planes on the left, then three on the 
right.  Then you will see six in the middle.  Then another three in
the middle, one on the left, and one on the right.  A missle will
come from behind too.  Then you will see four planes in the middle.
Then you see three on the left.

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1-10. Stage 10
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You will see two planes in the middle.  Then a set of planes from
behind and a missle.  Then you'll see a lagger and a missing... ugh.
Then a plane on the left and one on the right.  Then you will see a
plane in the middle.  Then one on the right.  Then a set of planes
will come from behind.  Then you will see a plane on the left and two
planes in the middle.  Then you will see five planes in the middle.
A missile will appear, as will a plane on the right.  Then you will
see a plane in the middle.  Then a lagger, a plane in the middle, and
one on the left.  Then you will see planes across the screen.  Then
you will see four in the middle, and three in the middle near the 
ground.  A missile will be launched at you, and you will see three
planes in the middle hugging the ground.  Then some planes in the 
middle, one on the right, and one on the left.  Then you will see a
trio of planes on both sides.  

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1-11. Stage 11
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After restocking, you will see four planes in the middle of the 
screen.  Afterwards, you will see one in the middle and two on either
side of the screen.  Then a set of planes will come from behind. 
Then you will see some planes in the middle.  Then four will come
from the left.  Then two from the right, and three in the middle.
Then you will see a pyramid, starting at the ground on the left side
of the screen, formation.  Then three from the left.  Then a group
spanning the screen, and one on either side of the exact center.
Then you will see three on the left.  Then three on the right.  Then
you will see three on the right.  Then four in the center

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1-12. Stage 12
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You will see a line spanning the screen, made, of course, of planes.
:Þ  Then three on either side of the exact center.  Then three on the
left, then three on the right.  Then a lagger and three in the 
middle.  Then you will see a plane on both sides of the screen.  Then
planes on both sides of the exact center.  Then two planes on the
left.  Then a lagger, and four in the middle.  Then you will see a
bunch of planes in the middle.  Then another large group of planes in
the middle.  Then a line of planes spanning the screen.  Then four in
the middle.  Then two on the left and one on the right.  Then two on
both sides of the exact center.  Then one on both sides, and one in
the middle.  Then you will see one in the middle, one on the right,
and one on the left.  

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1-13. Stage 13
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Just a powerup here.

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1-14. Stage 14
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You will see two planes on both sides of the exact center.  Then an
identical formation.  Then two more identical formations.  And then
one more for good measure.  After a short rest, another one of these
formations.  And another two still.  A short rest.  Then you will see
a plane on the right.  Shortly afterwards, you will see a trio of
planes in the center.  Then two on either side of the exact center,
up a bit high.  Then three in the center, near the ground.  Then a
trio in the center.  Then another trio in the center.  Then one on 
the left, near the ground.  Then another plane in the center.  Then
a half-circle formation.  Then three in the center, followed by...
another three in the center.  Then another, and another.  There will
be a plane on both the left and right, near the bottom.

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1-15. Stage 15
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Two planes will appear on the left.  Then one in the center and three
on the right.  Then four in the center.  Then another four in the 
center.  After a short rest, you'll get a real surprise... four in
the center.  Then a set will come from behind.  Then another.  Then
four planes will appear in the center, and one on the left hugging 
the ground.  Then a similar formation, but this time the ground 
hugger is on the right.  Then two planes in the middle.  Then four in
the middle.  Then a trio in the middle, hugging the ground.  Then
you'll see a sort of stretched out "Y" in the center.  Then another
one, but without the tail.  

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1-16. Stage 16
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You will stock up on weapons, then see four planes on the left.  Then
you will see four on the right.  Then you will see four on the left.
Then four on the right.  Then one in the center.  Then you will see
an "X" formation.  After that, you will see four on the right.  Then
another three on the right.  Then you will see a backwards "h" 
formation.  Then four on the left.  Then five in the center.  Then
a big line of planes in the center.  Then a repeat of those last two
formations.  Then those two formations again.  Then one in the 
center.

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1-17. Stage 17
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Bonus Stage!  Just like the last bonus stage.  Again, just hug the
left side of the screen.  There are two towers there are the end, but
your guns should get them.

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1-18. Stage 18
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You will see a bunch of planes rise from the center.  Someone will
launch a missle and you will see three planes on both sides of the
exact center.  Then you will see TWO planes on both sides of the
exact center.  Then three on the left of it and one on the right.
Then three in the center.  Someone will launch a homing missle too.
Then another guy will appear in the exact center of the screen.  Then
you will see a guy on the left side of the screen.  Then you will see
three in the center hugging the ground.  Then another identical 
formation.  Well, at least they keep it varied, right?  Then you will
see another plane on the left side of the screen.  Then you will see
a bunch of planes in the middle.  Someone will launch a missle.
Then you will see five guys in the middle.  Then you will see two
planes in the middle and a missle.  Then you will see another five
guys in the middle.  Then about six more.  Then three to the left.
Then four in the center.

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1-19. Stage 19
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Powerup.  About damn time, too.  Then you will see a guy on the the
left and right, near the ground.  A lagger will appear.  Then another
guy from the left, and then a sort of mutilated "V" in the center.
Then another four in the center.  Then another five in the center.
Then six in the middle.  A lagge rshows up.  Then an oval formation
in the center.  Then a guy in the middle, and a weed whacker shape
formation in the center.  Then one that looks like a lawnmower... 
O_o  Then another weed whacker one.  Then two to the right and one to
the left.  Then four in the center.  Then you will see a cursive "P"
formation.  Then a bunch of planes in the middle.  Then a trio of
planes in the middle.  This gets harder and harder to keep track 
of... in any event, next you will see a "U" formation in the center.
Then an "X" formation in the center.  Then five groundhuggers in the
middle.  Then you will see eight planes in the center.  Someone will
launch a missle and you will see another weed whacker shape.

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1-20. Stage 20
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You will see a trio of groundhuggers in the center.  Then seven guys
in the center.  A homing missle appears right about now.  Then you
will see a giant slash, made of planes, starting at the right.  Then
a lagger will appear.  Four planes will be up ahead.  Then a trio of
groundhuggers on the left.  Then three planes on both sides of the
screen.  Then one in the center.  Another lagger appears.  I hate 
them.  A lot.  Then six planes will appear in the center.  You will
see six planes in the center.  Then you will see six planes in the
center.  Then another two in the center and one on the right.  Then
you will see seven planes in the center.  Some more will appear in 
the center, not sure how many.  A lagger will appear too.  Then you
will see a trio of groundhuggers in the center.  Then you will see
four on the right.  Then you will see three in the center.  Then
another five.  Then another six.  Then two on either side of the 
center.  Then another five in the center.  Then two more in the 
center.  Then a lagger will appear.  Then you will see three planes 
in the center.  Then another five in the center, and one on both 
sides.  And then a lagger appears... ><.  Then four in the center.  

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1-21. Stage 21
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You will power up.  Then you will see four planes on the left side of
the screen.  Then four on the right.  A homing missle and a lagger
will appear.  Then a line of planes will span the screen.  Then you
will see a trio of planes on the right and a lagger will appear.
Then you will see a plane on the left.  Then you will see a trio of
groundhuggers in the center.  Then you will see five or six planes on
the right side of the screen.  Then a lagger appear, and six or seven
planes show up in the center.  Then another six appear in the center.
Then a line of planes shows up on the right.  Then four planes show
up in the center.  A trio of groundhuggers will show up in the center
and a lagger will appear.  Then seven planes will appear in the
center.  Then another six in the center.  Then another lagger
apppears, along with four planes in the center.

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1-22. Stage 22
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Six planes will appear in the center.  A missile will appear.  
Another six planes will appear in the center.  A lagger appears, 
along with two planes in the center and one on the right.  Then three
groundhuggers appear on the right.  Then six groundhuggers appear on
the left.  Then four regular planes in the center.  Then nine planes
in the center.  Then four from the right.  Then six in the center and
a lagger.  Another plane appears from the right.  Then six planes
appear in the center.  Then six regular planes appear in the center
along with three groundhuggers.  Then five more regular planes span
the screen and a lagger appears.  Five more planes span the screen.
Two more planes appear in the center.

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1-23. Stage 23
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You should have heard the scream I let out when I got here.  In any
event, you will fly to the base and finish the game... yey!

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2. Story
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Directly from the instruction manual:

"Your once-peaceful [sic] nation has been under siege by General
Zorbia and his incredibly powerful armed forces from Halvary.  
They've advanced relentlessly and you and your countrymen are 
standing with your backs to the wall- waiting for the inevitable
final strike.

According to the latest intelligence reports, the enemy is planning
to strike the fatal blow with some outside help.  Strong evidence
exists that there will be a commiuniqué sent by Halvary HQ to the
allied forces waiting somehwere along the NESW (Northeast/Southwest)
communications network.  Could things get any worse? [Author's note:
I wouldn't know, you lost me at "final strike."]

Actually, there's some good news to tell.  In addition to the report
regarding the communiqué, the intelligence organization has also been
able to approximate the locations of 2 enemy microwave stations [sic]
[Author's note: Microwave stations?  O_o] in the NESW network!  These
stations pass radio signals along with the help of signal-boosting
equipment.  If these locations are put out of commission, the enemy
will be unable to signal for help and will virtually be at your 
mercy!

You're the pilot of the 'Skycat' [Author's note: I own the nation, 
but I have to fight for it as a pilot anyway?  If you ask me, Castro 
has it pretty sweet...], an F-14XX fighter that is widely regarded as
the baddest bird to ever darken the skies!  You're waiting nervously
for your orders aboard the carrier Sega Enterprise, stationed some
200 miles (320 km) offshore in international waters.  Your mission is
to destroy the 2 locations' antennas and signal booster complexes,
and return to the carrier.  Your super-sophisticated battle computer
knows the course, and will guide you directly to your targets 
[Author's note: Why am I risking my life manning it then?].  Whether
or not you reach themiece, though, is entirely up to you!  Good 
Luck!"

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3. Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: There's some plane behind me shooting me!  What can I do?
A: Keep moving and never move towards it.

Q: There's some missile trailing me!  What can I do?
A: Same as above.

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"Le grand art, c'est de changer pendant la bataille. Malheur au 
général qui arrive au combat avec un système." ~Napoleon Bonaparte