Burger Time - An Arcade like conversion for the C64 by Arlasoft [UPDATE]

Some more great retro gaming news for you all, as we've just been given the heads up through our Facebook group, that Alarsoft who was behind great conversions and new games such as Galaxian, Hyper Harvest, and Galaga, has now turned his attention to the 1982 game of Burger Time. A new C64 conversion which was originally released back in the day for the Intellivision, Apple II, Atari 2600, TI-99/4A, Commodore 64, ColecoVision and many others. To coincide with this news, you can see the latest footage of Burger Time being played by Saberman.

While the game was developed for and released during the Mamemeister Charity Stream on 5th November 2023, unlike the original C64 version back in the day however, Arlasoft has released an almost faithful Arcade conversion. A game which now features better details throughout including the main character, enemies and burgers, UI changes to that of the Arcade, and music also being played throughout. So if this sounds like your sort of game to be loaded up on your C64, check it out below.

Update 1.02

  • A few more bug fixes and improvements to bring it closer to the arcade version. thanks to onlyinajeep, ponder and everklear for the bug reports and info.
  • Prevent soft-lock when dying in between dropping the last ingredient of the level and it landing
  • Switch bonuses to spawn after set amounts of ingredients added to burgers, as per onlyinajeep 
  • Can now pepper enemies when they are already stunned, enabling grouping techniques
  • Partially trodden ingredients will reset to being flat upon death

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  1. Please remember that everytime you write "back in the day", a kitten gets hit by a car.


  2. One of my favourite arcade games, this looks superb

  3. I had the Texas Instruments Home Computer 99/4a and the Nintendo Entertainment System versions.
    This is better. More like the arcade and plays really smooth. It looks really nice also and makes good use of the hardware. This is why I appreciate the homebrew community and seeing better ports than we had back in the day.

  4. I think the up and down controls need a bit of tweaking, i found i got stuck sometimes going up and down and then of course dying. otherwise its almost arcade perfect.


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