This game is really fun. Loads of missions, good graphics and lots of extra's to unlock, it does have a drawback in that your flight is limited to a specific area but it's an arcade game so you're sort of guided to your mission if you like by being forced to fly along a set route, still good though.
Black Falcon is like the original Afterburner and G-Loc but even better! It's fast paced with loads going on all around you with lots of dextrous button bashing needed to keep you from crashing and burning. The graphics are sweet and most peoples favourite sky-whips are included with the only notable exception being the F16 (which is a crying shame for fans of Iron Eagle!)
Everything is not totally like brilliant, though, and the main areas of concern are in the fact you can complete the game in around 3 hours and the game tends to freeze every now and then for a second or so which snaps you out of your hypnotic state and makes you pull the kind of face usually reserved for only the most spoilt of children.
There's a bit of temptation to milk more out of the game by playing as the other characters and getting their bonus missions, or in just racking up money to buy all the planes and upgrades with but I reckon you'll be bored of playing long before then as is the nature of arcade style games: it all gets a bit repetitive.
But like I said there's a lot to love about Afterburner and if you're a fan of the old games or just like Shmups in general then you'll have much bliss and great joy with this mofo.... while it lasts.