Burger is a new Windows Phone 8 game that has you playing the role of a short-order cook at the local diner. You're tasked with filling orders as fast as you can, reaching a daily goal, before time runs out.
Burger has experienced a decent amount of success over on the Android platform (get's 4.5 stars out of 5) and in playing Burger for a short time, the game does make a good first impression.
Burger has three game modes, Career, Time Attack, and Burger Creator. Career Mode has over three hundred levels of play with forty achievements to unlock. Levels are depicted as calendar days and you have a daily goal to meet by completing orders before your shift ends.
Time Attack challenges you to see how many orders you can complete in forty-five seconds. Burger Creator is a free play mode where you can build the burger of your dreams and take a snapshot of it. Your fast food snap shots will be collected in the game's gallery section which is accessible from the main menu.
You'll have to complete the first three days/levels of the Career Mode before the Time Attack and Burger Creator Modes become unlocked.
Game play is fairly uniform with the Career and Time Attack Modes. You have all your ingredients (buns, burger, lettuce, ketchup, etc.) and side items displayed across the bottom of the screen. The current order will be displayed to the right of the screen and you just need to tap on the ingredients (in the correct order) to build your burger. Tap on the wrong item and you have to start building the order from scratch.
If you lose track of your daily goal, it will be displayed at the bottom of the screen along with your current progress.
As you progress through the levels, more ingredients are added to the table as well as side orders (fries, shakes, muffins, etc.). As you get the order correct, the dinner bell rings, the order is whisked off and a new order is placed.
There is a slight addictive quality to Burger and it makes for an entertaining game for Windows Phone 8. The pace has some zip to it, graphics aren't too shabby and game play definitely tests your eye/hand coordination.
Burger is a free, ad-supported game that you can pick up here in the Windows Phone Store.
Thanks, Al, for the tip!
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