User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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The game is quite easy to find and is well worth the effort to do so. If you want to see how vintage arcade games were translated to a vintage system, this is the perfect example of a great port that maintains the arcade feel and the style of the home console. Just remember that a bit of time with Burgertime could mean some unpleasant dreams, the likes of which your psychiatrist, mother, girlfriend, and restaurateur would be ashamed.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 03, 2007)
Even though this game is a classic, the Atari 2600 version in particular hasn't aged well, and I, for the most part, don't understand what the big deal about this game ever was anyway. It's reasonably entertaining, certainly, but it's no Donkey Kong or Space Invaders in my opinion. Those of you who are fans of the game would do better to get a version of this game on a more powerful system, but this version has all of the core elements necessary to make the game fun.
Burger Time is a nice effort, but falls way short on the graphics. The basic arcade elements are present and the sound is good, but the blockyness makes it a tough version to love.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Oct 17, 2016)
Not too impressed with this version of the arcade classic. I wasn’t expecting the cartoon-quality graphics of the original, but it doesn’t seem like Mattel even tried very hard here. I could forgive the graphics if the game itself wasn’t so slow and sluggish; you have to position yourself on a ladder just right, in the process costing precious milliseconds. In case you aren’t familiar with Burgertime, it’s a ladder and platform game in which you oh-so-sanitarily walk across a variety of hamburger ingredients in order to make them drop and build burgers. You are relentlessly pursued by sausages, eggs and cheese that you can crush between the burger ingredients or temporarily stun with pepper. In the arcade version you could easily tell what your enemies were – here the cheese is a toothpick, the eggs are squares and the sausages look like meat abortions. The basic gameplay is all here but the pace and graphics do not do the original justice.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 30, 2004)
This has got to be the most unpleasant version of Burgertime I've ever played. I think I hate it. It's slowly paced, the controls stink, and the graphics are truly appalling.