AfterBurner under Virtual PC

While looking around recently I dredged up this old classic.  This is the 1989 PC port of the arcade classic ‘AfterBurner’ by SEGA.  Spending time playing these truly retro games is always a risky proposition.  Sometimes you find that time has not faired well on a game – and what you used to have fond memories of is actually quite a boring game.  But other times you fire them up and get sucked straight back in.  AfterBurner is a game that stands the test of time well:AfterBurner under Virtual PC   AfterBurner under Virtual PC   AfterBurner under Virtual PC   AfterBurner under Virtual PC

And – for a game of its age – it runs really well under Virtual PC.  With nice EGA graphics and none of the timing issues that commonly plague the older PC games – the only real complaint that you might have is dealing with the painful ‘PC Speaker music’ – which can thankfully be turned off.

Cheers,
Ben

P.S. As the next two days are Thanksgiving holidays here in the US – I will not be posting until next week.