Dispute: Reina Adair - Atari 400 / 800 / XL / XE - Burger Time - Points - Player: Stephen Knox - Score: 35,010

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  1. Dispute: Reina Adair - Atari 400 / 800 / XL / XE - Burger Time - Points - Player: Stephen Knox - Score: 35,010

    06-06-2020, 07:04 PM
    Atari 400 / 800 / XL / XE - Burger Time - Points
    Score Track
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=7534
    Rules
    Players must use the game's default settings upon boot-up.
    Player Name
    Stephen Knox
    Original Adjudication
    N/A
    Verification Method
    Referee
    Verification Date
    2003-05-11
    Disputed Score
    35,010 (Rank 1)
    Disputed By
    Lauren Tyler
    Dispute Evidence / Rationale
    There was never a Burgertime release on the Atari 8-bit computer line. This score was entered by a referee, leading me to suspect that this was fraudulently entered. Either that or perhaps it was miscategorized?

    Either way, the fact remains that there was never any Burgertime game released on the Atari 8-bit computers. There is Beef Drop, which is a homebrew, but that is another game entirely. That game was also released in 2004, after this score was entered.
  2. 06-06-2020, 08:18 PM
    proving a negative is tough, but i agree with this dispute
    Lode Runner Champion
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  3. 06-06-2020, 08:48 PM
    I used to own an Atari 65XE, but that was 30 years ago. I thought I played burgertime on it, but I am not certain.

  4. 06-06-2020, 09:04 PM
    If such a thing really does exist, I'm going to faint.
    Lauren Tyler
    Eternal Champion of Ragol
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  5. 06-06-2020, 10:00 PM
    See: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/47...5200/#comments

    Post one by Ken Siders was an April Fool's joke, 'look I found a rare 5200 proto'. Later in thread he released the binary that he 'ripped' from the EPROM, but it's really an early version of his Beef Drop with a Burgertime splash to make it appear legit. Within this thread he releases an Atari 8-bit version for floppy and cart. And many revisions as the thread progresses.

    So, there is a 'Burgertime' for the Atari 8-bit, though not an officially licensed version.
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  6. 06-06-2020, 10:09 PM
    The thread was April, 2004. Little over a year after Mr. Knox's submission.
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  7. 06-06-2020, 10:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by onlyinajeep View Post
    The thread was April, 2004. Little over a year after Mr. Knox's submission.
    Hahaha...a little LESS than a year :) Why is there an edit button if it doesn't work?!? I don't have permissions....blah.

    There was a 'Burger Boy' was available at the time of the submission, a BurgerTime clone, also by Mr. Siders.
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  8. 06-06-2020, 11:11 PM
    I stumbled onto this thread and did a little research…

    I found this thread on AtariAge from October 1, 2006 in the Atari 8-Bit Computers forum.

    https://atariage.com/forums/topic/94...r-burger-time/

    According to the user known as Almost Rice, there are two 8-bit versions of Burgertime: One is called Burger Boy, and the other is a 5200 conversion. Almost Rice added that “It looks better but does not play right.” The conversion makes sense as the 5200 and the Atari 8-bit computers pretty much had the same guts, IIRC.

    A search on GameFAQs lists 15 ports but none of them are Atari 8-bit computers:

    https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/search?game=Burgertime

    A search on YouTube for Burgertime on Atari 8-bit computers only brings up the previously linked video by @datagod . (The other videos are for the 2600, 5200, and 7800.) The description from the video uploaded by IllSeaBass reads:

    “Burger Time, Atari 5200 conversion, Easy on the Atari 800.”

    Based on what I have discovered up to this point, there was no official release of Burgertime for the Atari 8-bit computers.
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  9. 06-07-2020, 08:05 AM
    Correct, BurgerTime was never officially released for either the Atari 5200 or 400/800 computers. Besides Burger Boy and Beef Drop, there were a few other homebrew versions that weren't mentioned:

    Basic Burger
    http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari...urger_519.html

    Burger Chef
    http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari...-chef_841.html
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  10. 06-10-2020, 06:23 AM
    There was no official Burger Time released for the **** - this score was achieved on whatever version of Ken Siders "Beef Drop" that was released. I own the cart so this score was achieved on the released Beef Drop cart for the 800 platform.
    Goochman
    TG Senior Adviser Atari 800/XL/XE '03-'08
    TG Colecovision/Intellivision Referee '98-'03
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