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.
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.
Contributed By: Retro.
Reversed Mode (Japan - "After Burner II")
To activate reversed mode on the Japan release, hold A and B on Player 2's controller and start the game.
Contributed By: KeyBlade999.
Sound Test (Japanese version)
At the title screen press and hold the A button then press Start.
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.
Unlockable How to Unlock Harder mode Beat the game once.
Contributed By: Kaas.
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.
Contributed By: Brian T.
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.
When you die and view the Game Over screen, hold A, B, and SELECT. You will have a Sound Test.
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