Data East‘s classic arcade game, BurgerTime, has been converted and cloned many times since its initial release in 1982.
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Peter Pepper’s Ice Cream Factory, Arcade
This obscure 1984 arcade game is a spin-off from Data East‘s classic 1982 hit, BurgerTime, in that it features Peter Pepper, the burger-dropping chef from that game. In Peter Pepper’s Ice Cream Factory, though, he is again navigating various screens of platforms and ladders, except this time he is trying to push scoops of ice cream into cones, as well as trying to take out chasing enemies by pushing or throwing ice cream at them.
Burger Man, Atari ST
This horrible BurgerTime clone was created by Cloud Nine Developments and published by Byte Back for the Atari ST and Amiga in 1991, and – like the Amiga version of Burger Man – I find it highly offensive on a number of different levels.
Burger Man, Amiga
Released for the Amiga and Atari ST in 1991, Burger Man is a clone of the classic Data East arcade game, BurgerTime. It was created by Cloud Nine Developments and published by Byte Back, with Paul Johnson doing the coding and with graphics by Nick Meade and Carl Cropley.
Pizza Pete, Commodore 16/Plus4
Programmed by Don Rigby and published by Illusion Software in 1985, Pizza Pete for the Commodore 16/Plus4 could well be the single worst BurgerTime clone I’ve ever played. Which – as anyone who’s seen Barmy Burgers before – will know is an accolade that’ll take some beating…
Chip Factory, Commodore 64
Chip Factory, by Supersoft, was first released for the Commodore 64 in 1984 and is a BurgerTime variant that at least tries to do something different with the concept of dropping objects down a series of platforms and ladders.
Beef Drop, Atari 8-Bit
Beef Drop is a homebrew BurgerTime clone programmed by the late Ken Siders and released through AtariAge in 2005. As far as home ports of Data East‘s classic arcade game go, it’s arguably one of the most authentic.
Mac Attack, MSX
Mac Attack is another malformed home computer clone of Data East‘s BurgerTime – this time for the MSX. It was written by Ronald van der Putten of Byte Busters and first came out in 1986. I’m not entirely sure who published it, but it could be Eaglesoft or Aackosoft International, or maybe both, but sources seem to vary on that detail. As well as infringing on Data East‘s intellectual property, Mac Attack also cheekily apes McDonald‘s Big Mac burgers with its title.
Burger Time ’97, Commodore 64
Burger Time ’97 is another unofficial Commodore 64 clone of Data East‘s classic arcade game, BurgerTime, and it is arguably better than most other rip-offs of the famous burger-dropping platform game – at least on 8-bit home computers. It was programmed by Ruben Spaans, with graphics by Roy Widding, and was first published by Loadstar in 1997.
Burger Time, Commodore 64
This Commodore 64 clone of Data East‘s classic BurgerTime was coded by Lee Braine, with music by Chris Cox, and was first published Interceptor Software in 1984.