After Burner II – Developer Interviews
http://shmuplations.com/afterburner/ These two Afterburner interviews are from 1988 and 1996, but I have compiled them (by subject matter) into a single interview. The seminal arcade title was mostly developed by the three-man team of Yu Suzuki, Satoshi Mifune, and musician Hiroshi “Hiro” Kawaguchi. Here they discuss the cabinet design, stage design, and conclude with a series of humorous anecdotes about working at Sega AM2. Since Afterburner II is so similar to the first game, most of the interview is about After Burner generally rather than the sequel.