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ColecoVisionThe Video Game Critic
BurgerTime is considered one of the more difficult arcade games of the early 80's, but this version lets you choose between four skill levels. At first glance I thought the game could have taken up more of the screen, but once I saw the high-resolution characters, I had no complaints. These hamburgers look good enough to eat, and the way those hot dogs swagger around, you can tell they mean business. Unlike some lesser versions, in this game the pepper is "contagious" between bad guys, which is a good thing. But don't toss that pepper around carelessly - once you run out, you can go through many lives in a hurry.
IntellivisionThe Video Game Critic
It may not be as hard as the arcade, but "turning the score over" even once (1 million points) seems unlikely, especially considering the toll the Intellvision controllers take on your thumbs after extended play.
NESAll Game Guide
An excellent port of the 1982 Bally/Midway arcade classic, BurgerTime for the NES is actually a little faster than its coin-op counterpart, making it a little more enjoyable.
Le graphisme, comme toujours chez Mattel, est excellent. Il n'est guère évident de semer ses ennemis, surtout si l'on souhaite (ce qui est le cas de tout joueur normalement constitué) arriver à des scores honorables. Bon appétit !
ArcadeAll Game Guide
Burgertime is well worth the price of admission. The only real problem is with the controls. Sometimes, if you are in a hurry, the pepper sprays the opposite direction in which you are trying to aim. But this doesn't take a whole lot away from the overall gaming experience. Burgertime could just as easily have been called "Funtime".
Burgertime is still every bit as fun as it was three decades ago and proves that a great gameplay design can hold up no matter how old it is. It's obviously not going to appeal to just anyone, but players that are old enough to remember the original will likely find a smile on their face as they relive one of the true classics of the arcade glory years. Sure, the game is a bit lacking in the depth department, but games in the early 80's were more about quality than quantity. Who knows, maybe even modern gamers will come to appreciate the simple yet wildly addictive playing style of this hamburger-building classic.
Ein schönes, spannendes und grafisch gut gelöstes Spiel!
ColecoVisionAll Game Guide
One thing I would change about this game is the power of the pepper. It's cool that it can momentarily stun the enemies and and make them harmless, but I would also have it speed Peter Pepper up a notch or two, at least while the enemies are frozen. This is a minor complaint, though. Playing BurgerTime is a fun and satisfying experience for the entire family.
IntellivisionAll Game Guide
Voted one of the 50 Best Games in the March 1984 issue of Electronic Fun Magazine, BurgerTime is easy to play, but it is enjoyable. The concept is more original than most action games of this type, the controls are excellent, and gameplay is solid. Best of all, since there is not a lot of button pressing, your hands won't get sore.
Atari 2600Digital Press - Classic Video Games
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.
NESThe Video Game Critic
The crisp graphics and toe-tapping soundtrack are terrific, but the controls certainly could be more forgiving. You need to perfectly line up your chef with the platforms to walk across them, and it's easy to get hung up just as evil processed meat products are converging. It's also annoying how enemies tend to respawn near the edge of the screen without warning. Still, Burgertime is timeless fun, and its deceptively simple gameplay will give even the most seasoned gamers fits.
Atari 2600Game Freaks 365
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.
Für die kurzen Bewegungen ist der Coleco-Handregler
nicht optimal. Man fühlt sich an die mißglückte Version von Parkers Amidar erinnert, da der Spielgedanke die einfache Steuertechnik im wahrsten Sinne „überholt“ hat.
IntellivisionAllt om hemdatorer
Burger Time – visst låter det gott, och visst handlar det också om att "bygga upp" en rad hamburgare med kött, sallad och två bröd och allt. Det är du som är grillkocken – för övrigt kan man vara två och spela antingen var sin omgång eller också växelvis.
BurgerTime is the last thing I expected from the Wii Virtual Console at this point. Six years in, I expected we would finally be getting Atari Jaguar and 32X releases. In reality we're stuck with long-overdue ports of outdated arcade games. If BurgerTime is the future of the Wii Virtual Console, then let's put it out of its misery now.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
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.