Includes a device, ability, or other that propels the protagonist or their vehicle at speed far above their normal capabilities for a time. Likely has somehow limited use or is somehow detrimental for other activities.
Alternate names: Overdrive, Nitro boost
Name variations: speed boost
The first video game about Afterburner was released on August 12, 1988.
* Stamina - in case the afterburner can be used repeatedly without notable refueling, it acts the same as running with stamina.
* Dashing - is similar to brief explosive speed boosts, but not actual afterburner like effect (lasts far shorter time).
* Overheating - use of an afterburner may cause this.
Commonly seen as nitro boosters on land vehicles and as afterburners in aircraft. Can also consider transforming vehicles to belong to this when they can transform between fast and agile forms (e.g. fighter planes with variable wing configuration).