[Beyond PlayStation] Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Super Burger Time Review
- On October 5, 2018
Super Burger Time is a new game in the Johnny Turbo Arcade collection in which you play as chef Peter Pepper Jr. who must navigate platforms full of vegetable enemies, peppers, eggs, jalapenosâ€¦ the works! Learn more about it in our Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Super Burger Time review!
The main goal for you is to control Peter Pepper Jr. so that he can create a hamburger. The gameplay mechanics are simple and to the point, as is to be expected from an arcade game from 1990. Peter Pepper Jr. has a variety of tools at his disposal: a pepper shaker, a spatula, and frying pans, and you can use them to defeat enemies. Youâ€™re on a timer, and enemies are quite aggressive, so you always need to be moving all over the screen.
Enemies will insta-kill you with one touch, and the same goes for bosses, so you need to be on high alert. Thankfully you have an infinite amount of continues, so you are able to continue without the frustration of playing this in the arcade. As for the timer, once that runs down, you can’t use any of your tools anymore so you must dodge and jump your way around the screen to create your burger, which is a very different experience from being able to defeat any enemy foolish enough to come close to you. You will be pleased to know that two-player same screen co-op is also available, making this a great multiplayer game for you to dive into with family and friends.
The game is much better when playing with a co-op partner, as the game requires a lot of multitasking, and it is easier and faster to divide and conquer so that each player takes care of some of the enemies or of jumping on top of the ingredients to bring them down to create your burger. Thatâ€™s right, unlike the first Burger Time in which you had to walk over each of the ingredients to send it flying to a lower level, for Super Burger Time you need to jump on top of ingredients â€“ and the bigger an ingredient, the more times you need to jump on top of it.
Graphically speaking the game certainly looks and feels like a game from the 1990â€™s – itâ€™s a very colorful release with a very animated group of enemies and bosses who are up to no good. As with other releases from the Johnny Turbo Arcade line, this one is a bit on the shorter side, so you can complete it in an hour or so depending on your platforming skills. Super Burger Time can get quite frantic and chaotic at times, which is why it’s better, and probably easier, to play alongside a friend.
The game also offers you the chance to save your progress to come back to it at another time, and you can adjust the screen size and display options to your liking. The Aspect ratio can be changed between 16:9 or 4:3, and there are plenty of graphics filters to experiment with. I do have to warn you about what seems to be an overscan issue with one of the filters which rounds up its corners and ends up cutting some of the screenâ€™s real estate.
I had a lot of fun playing Super Burger Time for my review. I feel that the game is better suited for short burst of gaming on the go due to its bite-sized nature, but you can certainly play it on the TV as well to mimic the feel of playing at the arcade. The only thing missing from the game is online leaderboards since it would be great to be able to compare your score with that of players from around the world.
This Johnny Turbo’s Arcade Super Burger Time review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Flying Tiger Entertainment.