Those of us who fondly remember watching Button Moon on television might also remember going to the local arcades in their younger days to waste all their pocket money on the latest SEGA games available. Arcades were a more important industry back then, kids these days on their PlayStation 3s and XBOX 360s are unlikely to have experienced the joy of sitting in a “real fighter cockpit” and charging through hordes of enemy planes in the hit game Afterburner. Yu Suzuki’s classic entertained many an 80’s child.
The series has been reborn on Sony’s PSP after years of absence, which can only mean good things for the SEGA faithful. The new arcade game and now the PSP version are worthy of a big grin from ear to ear for us in the SPOnG office. So without much time-wasting, we spoke to Planet Moon Studios, the developers responsible for making the PSP’s After Burner: Black Falcon as action-packed as AM2’s coin-guzzling counterpart.