November 9, 2011

Review – BurgerTime: World Tour

Review BurgerTime World Tour
BurgerTime: World Tour is a re-imagining of the arcade classic BurgerTime. Both games feature a chef named Peter Pepper, who must climb a series of Donkey Kong-style girders in order to assemble giant hamburgers – by walking on their vertically aligned ingredients in order to push them downward, all while avoiding an army of living man-sized food.

In almost every other regard, however, these are two radically different games.

BurgerTime is a lot like Resident Evil, in that both are games of survival and conservation of ammo in the face of hordes of the reanimated dead, the difference being that the deceased in BurgerTime were first pickled, or ground into sausages.

Hold on, I’m going somewhere with this…

With that comparison in mind, BurgerTime: World Tour is the Resident Evil 4 of the series, in which the protagonist is instead constantly armed to the teeth and stumbling upon more firepower than he can use. Once again, it is a controversial move, but for BurgerTime, the change isn’t as successful.


September 16, 2010

Monkey Paw’s Importing The Bullets

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , — Jamie Love @ 8:04 pm

Monkey Paw
Monkey Paw Games sent around word today about the PlayStation Network’s new Import Store, which opens for business on September 21. The new publisher is bringing two shooter titles to market that day, Cho Aniki and GaiaSeed – both in their original Japanese PS1 not-localized forms, and for $5.99 a piece.

In a decision they may or may not regret, Monkey Paw is also encouraging gamers to drop by their site to let them know about what other Japanese-only titles of the past should hop aboard this new import train.

I will say right away the the write-ups on Monkey Paw’s site, which currently includes Cho Aniki, GaiaSeed, and Ante Up: Texas Hold’em Poker (…?) are damn entertaining –

One of the greatest shooters that never made it to Western markets, GaiaSeed is a smooth and silky display of algorhythmic perfection that always challenges but never frustrates.

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