Daily Trivia – 5/10/11

Question: What timepiece brand was introduced in 1983 and was eventually sold in hundreds of styles?


Last Question: What arcade game featured enemies named “Mr. Hotdog”, “Mr. Pickle”, and “Mr. Egg”?

BurgerTime

BurgerTime is an arcade game that was released in 1982. It would then be released for several home gaming systems, such as Atari, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, and Nintendo among others.

The character you control is chef Peter Pepper. You must walk over the hamburger ingredients located across a maze of platforms. When Peter Pepper walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, that ingredient would also fall another level. When you got all the ingredients to the bottom, you move on to the next level.

But, there are three enemies who try to not make it so easy. Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Pickle, and Mr. Egg chase Peter Pepper around to prevent him from making his burgers. But, Peter Pepper can take care of business. He can crush the enemies by dropping an ingredient on top of them. He can also send them for a ride by dropping the ingredient while they are on top of it. When this happens, the ingredient can drop down several levels – depending on how many enemies are on top of the ingredient.

Peter Pepper also has pepper shots to shake on nearby enemies to stun and render them harmless for a few seconds. Extra shots are obtained by collecting bonus foods, such as coffee, an ice cream cone, or French fries, which appear in the center of the maze when a certain number of ingredients have dropped.

Personally, I used to have this game on Intellivision, and loved it. Here is some video from Intellivision, and from the arcade versions:

Intellivision

Arcade Game

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