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BurgerTime World Tour – Two Opinions


BurgerTime World Tour – The Second Opinion…

BurgerTime World Tour offers an authentic arcade remake in every sense of the word. A remixed version of the old intro song greets players at the title screen, and nearly every element from the 1982 arcade classic is brought back to life for the modern gamer. Peter Pepper and his old enemies of pabulum bring the scent of nostalgia to your nostrils as well as anybody could possibly hope for, but it still leaves that bittersweet arcade game taste in your mouth at the end of the day.

In the simpler gaming era of the 80s and 90s, it was perfectly valid for a game to be void of any storyline at all. Peter Pepper (who shows up in cutscenes even if you decide to play with your avatar) was a chef, whose specialty happened to be oversize hamburgers. He walked over each ingredient in order to make it fall down columns in order to complete the finished sandwich. Perfectly regular human behavior. Nowadays, though, you need motivation. Why does Chef Pepper have a feud with these irascible veggies? Evidently, we need to know the answer to that, as demonstrated through painful cutscenes and just plain silly interactions between characters. Silly is the keyword, though, as the slapstick and general dimwitted fun present throughout would certainly be enjoyable for a younger audience.

The graphical updates are on par with the retro feel that the title clings to, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The entire style of the game is based around that classic arcade feel; the music lends a hand here as well, chiming the player along as they jump and climb past pickles and peppers to plop patties past a plethora of …obstacles. Additionally, the gameplay itself feels reminiscent of a classic quarter-play title. There is a legitimate challenge to be had in World Tour, and a lot of it can be attributed to intelligent level design and enemy AI. A five-star rating is equate to a near-perfect run, which adds plenty of re-playability to those looking to top the Xbox Live leaderboards (sidenote: absent is the ability to view the leaderboards directly after completing a level).

As much as this remake succeeds, it still seems better suited for a joystick rig. A slight delay in movement resulting from the use of a thumbstick on a standard Xbox controller can create a microscopic delay often resulting in critical errors in a game of this style. The jump button is occasionally less-than-ideal with its response time, frequently leading to similar issues. Invisible walls and texture glitches often block inconspicuous areas of various levels. Boss battles feel tautological, and seemingly add nothing outside of a justification of their inclusion in the storyline. Despite these flaws, though, the gameplay remains strong as its core.

Overall, BurgerTime World Tour offers a refreshing look at a classic arcade title. Fans of the first game will find an entertaining, family-friendly experience for a reasonable price on the Xbox Live Arcade, while newcomers may be able to overlook some minor issues in order to lose themselves to a simpler time, when games could be fun in spite of themselves.

FINAL SCORE: 7/10

BurgerTime World Tour – The First Opinion…IN HD!!!

Media Monday #3


Tomb Raider 15 Year Celebration Logo

The Art of Tomb Raider

Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics celebrated 15 years of Tomb Raider with an art gallery, featuring 8 different artists: Andy Park, Camilla d’Errico, Long Vo, Brenoch Adams, Brian Horton, Randy Green, Jonathan Jacques-Belletete, and Toby Gard. I have a small sample of some of the art, and the rest of the gallery and prints can be found at tombraider.com/15.

Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure Out Now

Although I would be perfectly content with no more Jillian Michaels, her scary face has invaded the Xbox 360’s Kinect.

The game features several workouts in an adventure. As Indiana Jones would say, it takes thousands of lunges to get to a mummy’s tomb. Also, the game allows you to upload your stats with XBL and compare yourself to your friends.

As I always say, if gamers want to get fit, they should go outside.

More Nano Assault Screens

Just click here and check them out!

Atlus Announces Game of Thrones

From the makers of Cursed Crusade (meh…) and Demon/Dark Souls (Meh!!!) comes a new action RPG based on the HBO series and George RR Martin novels!

The game is slated to hit PS3, Xbox 360, and PC sometime in 2012, and it looks great!

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Preorder Bonuses Announced

The Collectors Edition ($79.99) will sell in limited quantities and will include artwork from Yoshitaka Amano, a four-disc soundtrack, and a concept art book. Now, for the preorder bonuses…

Game Stop: Alternate costume for Serah.

Amazon: Coliseum battle against “Omega,” who joins the party afterward.

Best Buy: Final Fantasy XIII – Episode i hardcover book which ties the stories together.

Which will you be picking up?

PS One Classic Vanguard Bandits and Arcade Remake BurgerTime World Tour

Both will be available on Nov. 15th! Since the BurgerTime World Tour review has already been posted, here are some shots of Vanguard Bandits to get you stoked for this rare PS One RPG!

Steam Users Get Developer Kit for Dungeon Defenders

It seems that PC users are getting all the love from Trendy. First, they got a bunch of Steam-only preorder bonuses. Now, with the game released, creative gamers can use the Development Kit to craft things like “Capture the Flag” or some other great game that no one has ever thought of yet.

Steam users can get the kit here.

BurgerTime World Tour Review


BURGERTIME WORLD TOUR Release Date


Burger Time World Tour Screenshot

Not your daddy's BurgerTime!

One of my favorite arcade games has always been Burger Time. I’ve never been any good, but that’s what consoles were made for, right?

Now, MonkeyPaw has gotten its hands on the classic and prettified it!

But what’s even better than all the screen shots and trailers out there is the fact that it will be hitting the Xbox Live Arcade on November 2!

Unfortunately, no official release date has been given for Steam, WiiWare, or PlayStation Network. However, it could be assumed that it will at least drop on the PC within a week of the Xbox release, and MonkeyPaw has stated that the game will hit all other services this year.

FINAL WORD: Buy

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