BurgerTime


  • Description
    • This is a flash version clone made by Briggster of Data East's classic game Burgertime , perhaps the most popular videogame that features food as its main theme and characters. The object of the game is to build a series of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods.
      When your character, main hero chef Peter Pepper , walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate. Once all burgers are completed, the game level is finished.
      While making burgers, the player must avoid three types of enemies: Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Pickle, and Mr. Egg. Enemy food can be dodged, stunned, crushed with a falling ingredient, or dropped by luring them onto an ingredient and then causing it to fall. In this last case, the piece will fall two extra levels for every enemy caught on it. Food Baddies that have been crushed or dropped return to the maze after a few seconds. Dropped enemies award larger point values than crushed ones; therefore, to obtain a high score, the player must attract more than one enemy onto an ingredient just before dropping it.
      Peter Pepper has “pepper shots” to shake on enemies to stun them, thus rendering them harmless for a few seconds. Extra shots are obtained by collecting bonus foods, such as coffee, an ice cream cone, or French fries, which appear in the center of the maze when a certain number of ingredients have dropped.
      The original arcade game features six screens of increasing difficulty, with more burgers and enemies, burgers that have more parts, and/or layouts that make it more likely for Peter Pepper to be cornered and harder for him to reach the ingredients. Players completing all six screens are taken back to the first one.
  • Instructions
    • The aim is to run across the burger parts so that they fall and make a burger while navigating a maze. Also avoid the bad guys like the eggs and other foods out to get you.
      Arrow keys are used to move your character. Use the spcebar to throw things at the enemies to temporarily stun them
  • Trivia and Fun Facts
    • According to Twin Galaxies, the record high score on BurgerTime is 11,512,500 points, by Bryan L. Wagner of Turbotville, Pennsylvania on September 19, 2008 at the Challenge Arcade in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

      An arcade spin-off Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory, and an arcade sequel Super BurgerTime, were not widely released. Super BurgerTime stars Peter Pepper Jr. and allows two players to play at once and is fairly true to the original BurgerTime but with many added features and greatly improved graphics.
  • Game History
    • The BurgerTime arcade game created by Data East Corporation in 1982. The game's original title, Hamburger, was changed to BurgerTime before its introduction to the US. The game was very popular in arcades worldwide. In the US, Data East USA licensed BurgerTime for distribution to Bally - Midway. The Data East and Midway versions are distinguished by the manufacturer's name on the title screen and by the marquee and cabinet artworks.