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