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After Burner 2

Cheats, codes, hints, tips, tricks, Easter eggs and game help

Arcade mode

For Arcade mode, press A, C and Start on controller 2 at the Sega logo, then press L to increase the credits.

Debug mode

For debug mode, enable "Arcade mode" by pressing A, C and Start on controller 2 at the Sega logo, then press X, Y, Z and Start on controller 1.


For a bonus, press R, R, then R at the options screen. Options to record and play back games to memory will become available. Note: Load the "Demo" recorded game to view an exceptional game.

Hidden messages and bonuses

Hold one of the following button combinations at the start of the corresponding level until a hidden message appears.

LevelButton combinationBonus
1A, B and C
3A and Z100 missiles
5A, B and C100 missiles
9A, B and Right100 missiles
11B and Left100 missiles, extra points
13A, B and C
16A, B, L and Diagonal Down/Right
19A and L
21A, B, C, X, Y, Z and LExtra points
23A, B and C

Pro Action Replay/Game Shark codes

This cheat requires the Pro Action Replay/GameShark cheat device.

Unlimited Lives in After Burner 2160E88E0 0006
Unlimited Missile in After Burner 2160E8D66 004A
Master Code (must be on)F6000914 C305 + B6002800 0000
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