BurgerTime Deluxe

BurgerTime Deluxe

released on Apr 01, 1991

BurgerTime Deluxe

released on Apr 01, 1991

An expanded game of BurgerTime

Based on BurgerTime, the Arcade classic from 1982, BurgerTime Deluxe once again puts you in the role of chef Peter Pepper, a guy who can really build a burger. You maneuver the cook up and down ladders and left and right across floors in order to walk across various parts of giant hamburgers, such as large lettuce, big buns and massive meat patties. After you cross any section of any hamburger, it will drop one level and push any other burger part within that stack down a floor as well. The object of the game is to build all the hamburgers in each stage by dropping all the makings of each burger into completed stacks at the bottom of the screen. As you go about your burger building business, Food Foes Mr. Pickle, Mr. Egg and Mr. Hot dog (also known as Frank N. Furter) will chase after you. You can destroy these culinary cutups by trapping them in falling burger parts or by tricking them into walking on a burger part you are in the process of dropping. To freeze the Food Foes, you can sprinkle a dash of pepper on them. You begin the game with a small pepper supply and can pick up additional pepper shakers that appear throughout the levels. You can also pick up bonus points (in the guise of cups and saucers) and extra lives. Unlike the original BurgerTime, which had less than 10 different non-scrolling screens, BurgerTime Deluxe has seven levels with four stages in each level for a grand total of 28 screens, most of which scroll to some degree. A password feature enables you to return to the beginning of last level you played. Also, this version of the game features a two-player competitive mode (as long as you have two copies of the game, an extra Game Boy, and a link cable).


Also in series

BurgerTime Party!
BurgerTime Party!
BurgerTime: World Tour
BurgerTime: World Tour
Super BurgerTime
Super BurgerTime
Diner
Diner

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I swear to god I reviewed this here or when I was on ggapp, either way Burger Time Deluxe is like a no frills Donkey Kong 94, it’s an expansion of the arcade original with a slew of new levels and a decent multiplayer mode (which amounts to a race to finish single screen levels).

I forget the salt shaker is even an option. Basically Burger Time is a maze and chase game where you knock down parts of a burger, by walking across the full length of a meat patty, lettuce, tomato or burger buns. Of course focusing on the top burger bun for example leads to a domino effect wherein it’ll drop, push the next condiment down, the patty and the base down. Hard to explain, addictive to play.

burgertime already wasnt fun but now its on gameboy yahoo

Burgertime has always been a favorite of mine out of the multitude of classic arcade games, and this version is honestly really good. I realize most people don’t care for high score based games these days (myself included) but I’d still give it a shot, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

A middling adaptation of the original BurgerTime concept.

It is downright insulting that humanity continues to produce new art as though BurgerTime Deluxe for the GameBoy doesn't already exist.

In all seriousness though, this game is a cute faithful little handheld reimagining of the arcade classic. I've played both the 1982 arcade original and the NES port, but never got especially deep into either. It was pleasantly surprising to learn that this Deluxe version actually has many more stages and a proper ending, as opposed to the typical endless looping of arcade games.

The core gameplay is still the same, the player is tasked with navigating Peter Pepper around various levels, assembling burgers by walking over each layer, causing them to fall down and potentially crush enemies underneath. The villainous Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Pickle, and Mr. Egg will try to stop him, while the player has only a limited supply of pepper and their quick wits at their disposal.

These enemies all have different AI, but many of these later levels suffer from excessive dead ends making them frustrating to play. The difficulty curve is inconsistent, 4-4 was probably the most difficult stage in the entire game, only for the following world 5 to be comparatively very easy.

The gameplay loop of luring enemies under burger buns to squash many at once is satisfying enough, and they did a good job at adding some more substance to an overly simple arcade game. There isn't much else to say, handheld versions of games on the wrong side of 40 are fortunate to get 2 stars. BurgerTime Deluxe will serve as a funny meme game when compared to certain games I have ranked below it in the future.

2.0/5.0