Developer: MonkeyPaw Games / Frozen Codebase
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To say that I loved the original BurgerTime would be perhaps the biggest understatement this side of a slice of lettuce. I can recall hours upon hours of my time being spent running over loaves of bread and meat patties trying to make the perfect burger. Sure it was pretty unsanitary running over food but it was a blast. I was Peter Pepper sprinkling massive amounts of pepper in the eyes of those damn enemy ingredients. When I heard about BurgerTime World Tour, I literally ran to the kitchen and put on my chef’s hat because it was time to walk across food again!
BurgerTime World Tour is a 3D update to one of my favorite games back in the Atari and NES days. Who can make a better burger than Peter Pepper? No one! And so you must resume the role given to you years ago and challenge chefs across the world at making the best burger. Frozen Codebase and MonkeyPaw Games have given the title a new look and kept the same old crazy gameplay in tact. But they’ve added a new generation flavor to the game that is a bunch of fun. The world around you is rotating and you must climb, jump and sometimes even sky rocket your way to making the perfect burgers. For those of you who don’t know, you have to run over the various ingredients on the board to get them to fall down and make the burger.
The ingredients are layered on platforms so you’ll have to fight your way through the evil eggs and dill pickles out to stop you. Just saying that is hilarious isn’t it? There’s Sonny, the over easy egg … Ruthless Dill, the jumping pickle … Frank Furter, the hunting weenie and more baddies you have to avoid. If you don’t want to avoid them, you can use your trusty can of black pepper to stun them when they get in your way. Or you can use the various amounts of power ups that come on each stage. Did I mention they’ve also made it possible to throw them? Yes please! What about Boss battles? Double yes!
Some of the pepper sprinkling and other gameplay elements were a bit choppy in areas. And I would’ve liked more detail and “pop” in the worlds. But the amount of “new” World Tour brings can’t be ignored. The new additions to the game make it a proper refresh. One of the coolest things about BurgerTime World Tour is that you can use your Xbox Avatar in the game! I love it when these Xbox Live Arcade titles implement that feature because it’s so much cooler seeing yourself chased by tomatoes. There are shaky wooden floors and other obstacles that make it quite the chase. I loved the rotating environment system because it kept me on my toes when trying to make your burger. Every situation was constantly changing and the Baddies were seriously on the prowl. This ain’t the 80′s BurgerTime.
I thought it was going to be easy but it proved to be quite a challenge especially when you get to different worlds. There are four worlds and 50 maps to build burgers in. They’ve even added online multiplayer and splitscreen action so you can enjoy the game with friends.
BurgerTime World Tour took everything I loved about the original game and amped it up with a side of sizzle. I know the puns are cheesy but this game is the perfect side order to any main dish. Okay I’m done. If you need any extra sauce for your meal, then there’s none more fitting than a splash of BurgerTime World Tour. That’s the last one I promise.
And for 800 Microsoft Points it’s t the perfect price.