27 years after the release of Data East's original, Namco Networks has declared BurgerTime
once again. BurgerTime Deluxe
(not to be confused with the Game Boy game
) recasts the arcade classic as a casual PC game, which primarily means replacing the arcade game's pixels with awful 3D models. Deluxe
adds enemies like lemons and zucchini for some reason, includes minigames, and replaces the repetitive BurgerTime
music with equally repetitive, but less catchy, music. Oh, and Peter Pepper talks to you all the time.
It still mostly plays like Burgertime
, which is the only reason Data East hasn't risen from its grave in the form of a zombie Karnov and destroyed the world with fireballs. You can try it
yourself for free for one hour (Burgertime Deluxe
, that is, not destroying the world as a zombie Karnov).
And now for a bit of BurgerTime
trivia: Data East released two arcade sequels to BurgerTime
, called Peter Pepper's Ice Cream Factory
and Super BurgerTime.