Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pressure Cooker - Atari 2600

Well, I don't know what it is about burgers and video games. Apparently they are a great thing to have in them, whether they are a item that you can collect for points or a health boost, they seem to very popular.

This game I owned on the Atari 2600. The premise was really simple and I think it could translate well to many of the 99cents games that people buy. You were give a list below of 4 items that were thrown at you. God only knows why the food came hurling out at you, couldn't he just run to the other side and pick it up?!! So you have to catch a bun, put it on the conveyor, then get what ever if not all 4 items on the burger and topped off with the top of the bun before it fell off the conveyor. Then you took that burger and put in a colored bag below the main screen . After you got all the bags(orders) filled you made it past the level. Pretty simple, simple fun.

This was a great game, easy to play, easy to get into, if you didn't need the item being thrown at you, you could hold the button and the item would bounce off of you and back at the guy who threw it at you to begin with. So the further you got into the game, the faster and larger the orders became.

The music for this game, (that's right music, there was a great little tune that played at the beginning of the game. But then it turned into the same 5 beats over and over again.) was a catchy little tune and for an Atari 2600 game to have music. WOW!!!!

Atari was great for having badges, that if you got a certain high score, you could take a Polaroid of your TV screen showing the high score, mail it off and they would send you a iron-on badge to go on your cool acid wash jean jacket. I personally never mailed any of my high scores away. For one, my mom would say, "What a waste to take a picture of the TV and then pay to mail it away. Don't you know we only have 4 pictures left on the Polaroid?!!Are you crazy Boy!!!"

Needless to say, my acid wash jean jacket was bare. But if you are looking for a great little addictive game to play for 15-20 min. Then this is a must in the food game dept.



Loner Gamer said...

It looks playable enough. If your food-related games are going to feature burgers predominantly, I think my local McDonald's will be very thankful to you for getting the idea in my head lol.