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BurgerTime (DECO) BurgerTime (DECO) - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

BurgerTime (DECO) - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


As Peter Pepper, you run around dropping parts of hamburgers down to the trays at the bottom of the screen. The game's hardware consists of a tape and a custom module for use in Data East's cassette conversion systems. The title was licensed to Midway later on as a dedicated board set.

BurgerTime (DECO) was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1982.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period BurgerTime (DECO) was produced include: Lucky Poker, Super Break, Super Break 2, Burnin' Rubber, Explorer, Pro Bowling, Pro Soccer, and Pro Sports


Name BurgerTime (DECO)
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7239
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Data East Cassette
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Shoot
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game has an amusing cast of characters. The player character is a chef called Peter Pepper and the enemy characters are Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Pickle and Mr. Egg.

Game Play

Peter Pepper must assemble four giant burgers while avoiding deadly hot dogs, eggs and pickles.

Peter Pepper has to move from ramp to ramp by way of ladders and walk across the burger fixings on each of the ramps including buns, beef patties, lettuce leaves and occasionally tomato slices and cheese slices.

Walking across each of the burger fixings will cause each of them to fall downward to each of the lower ramps until they reach the plates at the bottom of the screen. All four burgers must be assembled to advance to the next stage.

Peter Pepper can stop the pursuing hot dogs, eggs and pickles by peppering them, so they will be stunned and become temporarily harmless, but Peter Pepper has limited pinches of pepper, so the pepper should be used wisely.

Peter Pepper can pick up additional pinches of pepper by getting bonus items that will temporarily appear on occasion including ice cream cones, french fries and cups of coffee.

The pursuers can also be crushed by one of the falling burger fixings whenever they are directly underneath them. The pursuers can also be descended on one of the falling burger fixings whenever they walk onto them, they will also give the burger fixings extra weight that will cause them to fall farther down.

No matter how the pursuers are stopped, they will continue to go after Peter Pepper until he finishes assembling the burgers. Afterwards, he will proceed to the following stage.

BurgerTime (DECO) KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The instructions on both the cabinet and the screens do not say that the restaurant in the game has a name. Some references say that the name of the restuarant is BurgerTime, just like the game itself, but other references say that the restaurant can be McDonald's, Burger King, Jack-In-The-Box, Wendy's, Whataburger or any other famous fast-food franchise that serves burgers. The game itself never mentions that the restaurant where the game takes place even has a name.

Cabinet Information

In addition to the regular upright for this game, the game was also released in a cocktail model.


The game was released in November, 1982.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op BurgerTime (DECO) Census

There are 14,836 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,889 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 16 known instances of this machine owned by BurgerTime (DECO) collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 95; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 95; Color photo

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