Gamereactor writes: "The constant sounds of missile locks, "Fire!" commands, and explosions, is a soundtrack that can and will drive you crazy. On top of this the music is the classic brand of Japanese arcade action rock and sum of these components is something you either love or hate. Personally I fall somewhere in between as I find the music a perfect fit while the sound effects drive me barking mad. That said, After Burner Climax isn't the kind of game you will spend hours on in one sitting. The graphics are well in line with what you would expect from this kind of downloadable title."