AtariAge user Ken "kenfused" Siders has ported the popular arcade game Burgertime to the Atari 5200, giving it the name Beef Drop. Burgertime was ported to many home game consoles and computer systems, including the Intellivision, ColecoVision, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, but it never found a home on the Atari 5200 until now. While a disk-based version of Burgertime was released for the Atari 8-bit computers, this version has been written from scratch to be more faithful to the arcade version than the older 8-bit port.
This new version of Burgertime began life as an April Fool's joke in our Atari 5200 Forum and quickly turned into a real homebrew development effort! For all you wanted to know about Burgertime and more, please visit burgertime.info.
Beef Drop can be purchased in cartridge form from the AtariAge Store. We held a Beef Drop Label Contest to design an original label for Beef Drop, and you can see Henry Lee's winning design here. Henry's artwork is featured on both the label and manual. Beef Drop is also available as a cartridge for Atari 8-bit Computers.