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    Another great video. I played the first game a lot back in the day, especially on Intellivision and Commodore 64.

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    Yeah, I played the Atari 2600 and C-64 versions. I could have sworn that the C-64 game was a knockoff by another name, maybe Meat Slap? I've never heard of the company that published it, or the developer, but my guess is that they took the Burger Slap game, put the BurgerTime name in it's place and published it as if it was meant to be arcade port for the C64.
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    The C64 version I had did have the Burger Time name but Data East wasn't credited on it. It was a pirated copy of the Interceptor Micros port, and looks to be the same as in the video.

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    Yeah, Im just thinking that the company was looking to make a quick buck off of the Burger Time name, found a rip-off version being spread on a bulletin board and paid the guy to use it under the licensed name. A good example is a game called Space Pilot. There was never an official version of Time Pilot published on the C-64, but someone made an excellent rip-off of the arcade game.
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    I love Burgertime. I actually have a recurring "character" on my own channel that's constantly referencing Burger Time.

    EDIT: Finished watching the documentary and I must say it's excellently done. You earned yourself another sub
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoZeedeater View Post
    Another great video. I played the first game a lot back in the day, especially on Intellivision and Commodore 64.
    Thank you, In my opinion the Intellivision version is the superior one. Nice large detailed sprites that are easily recognizable and it plays really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
    Yeah, I played the Atari 2600 and C-64 versions. I could have sworn that the C-64 game was a knockoff by another name, maybe Meat Slap? I've never heard of the company that published it, or the developer, but my guess is that they took the Burger Slap game, put the BurgerTime name in it's place and published it as if it was meant to be arcade port for the C64.
    There was a knockoff game on the 64 released in Europe called Mr. Wimpy. This is as blatant as you going to get in terms of clones. Honestly though, there were a lot of ripoff burgertime games But Mr. Wimpy Is probably the most famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuOhQ View Post
    I love Burgertime. I actually have a recurring "character" on my own channel that's constantly referencing Burger Time.

    EDIT: Finished watching the documentary and I must say it's excellently done. You earned yourself another sub
    Burgertime in my opinion is right up there with Pac-Man and donkey Kong in the videogame Hall of Fame. Thank you so much for the nice words and also for subscribing. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamevet View Post
    Yeah, Im just thinking that the company was looking to make a quick buck off of the Burger Time name, found a rip-off version being spread on a bulletin board and paid the guy to use it under the licensed name. A good example is a game called Space Pilot. There was never an official version of Time Pilot published on the C-64, but someone made an excellent rip-off of the arcade game.
    Speaking of space pilot the guy who did the homebrew of galaga for the Commodore is the same author.

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    Yeah, that PET conversion. I'd say that it was pretty impressive for a PET game.
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