BurgerTime HD Takes 40 Mega Bites Out of WiiWare
Posted by James Newton
A whopper to relish
Retro remakes and WiiWare go together like bleeps and bloops, like gloomy arcades and sticky floors, like burgers and relish. How appropriate then that MonkeyPaw Games and Frozen Codebase are bringing BurgerTime HD to Nintendo's download service this summer.
A game about creating a giant and delicious burger, when a press release contains phrases like "we love the fact that playing the game makes our team really hungry" there's really not much else we need to say, but we'll try anyway. With Frozen Codebase — they of Jam City Rollergirls fame — behind the wheel, plus the apparent inclusion of online and local multiplayer modes, this could turn out to be a tasty treat.
BurgerTime HD for WiiWare will be served this summer, with the first screenshots below.
MonkeyPaw Games Announces Retro Revamp BurgerTime HD
Reborn classic will make its delicious digital download debut this summer
Hokkaido, Japan – March 30, 2011 - MonkeyPaw Games is proud to announce the official digital download release of BurgerTime HD, a transformed version of the original classic puzzler. Hungry gamers - new and old - can now rest assured that their fast food favorite will return this summer as BurgerTime HD releases on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, Nintendo’s WiiWare™ service and PC.
A unique cylindrical playing field reinvigorates the familiar classic gameplay of creating enormous hamburgers while fending off wieners, condiments and spices. The rich 3D world allows players to see the entire landscape of a level while figuring out the fastest way to the next burger. By strategically mapping the obstacle-littered platforms, numerous paths of burger creation can be explored.
Four-player online, split-screen local multiplayer and other savory ingredients will be showcased for the first time. Starving bosses, pepper shakers and the devilish Mr Egg will be featured in Chef Peter Pepper's recipe for culinary dominance.
“It's been 29 years since the original debut and now BurgerTime is back and much better than ever. By creating unique platform features while faithfully retaining the original gameplay, BurgerTime HD will redefine retro evolution", said John Greiner, President of MonkeyPaw Games. "We also love the fact that playing the game makes our team really hungry."
About BurgerTime HD
BurgerTime HD is an extension of the original 1982 classic that involves creating gigantic burgers while dodging zany condiments trying to thwart the culinary formations of Chef Peter Pepper. Featuring all-new visuals including a brand-new cylindrical playing field and puzzle-platforming levels, BurgerTime HD combines exotic elements of bosses, powerups and multiplayer (online and split screen) to satisfy gamers' fast food tastebuds. BurgerTime HD will be available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, Nintendo’s WiiWare™ service and PC this summer.
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