Critic & User Reviews
posted by Cangel76 (SOUTHINGTON, CT) May 15, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I want off Burger Island
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) May 8, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful
Yes, this is a customer service game that will drive several people away from customer service jobs. In Burger Island, you prepare burgers, fries or shakes to serve your customers.
How? That depends on the items.
For Burgers, the first step is to fry the burger, then when it's ready, put it on the bun, then place the condoments in the right order, then the top bun to finish the dish.
For fries, you fry the prepared potatoes, and when its done, put them onto the dish and place the spices (or ketchup) in the right order.
For drinks, you place the milk, then other ingredients (like chocolate syrup, ice cream or peanut butter - yes, peanut butter) mix it up, and maybe put on whip cream before putting in the straw. Putting in the straw finishes the shake.
Once a burger, fries or shake is done, a guy picks it up and you get money. You have to make a certain amount of cash to get past the level.
But it's not that straightforward; you'll have to juggle up to four dishes at one time.
The controls work well - if I was given the time to actually make the food or drink that the customer wanted.
But Burger Island ratches up the difficulty by making the customer very, very impatient. The second half of the sixty levels gives very little time to make each of the dishes; when time runs out, you lose the dish and the chance to make the money. This happens so often that I'm thinking WHY CAN"T THEY JUST WAIT HALF A MINUTE?!
And for what? For more complicated recipies and more headaches?
If you're up for this sort of aggrivation, go for it. But you do realize that we have the option not to play the game at all.
In fact, it's an option I would like almost everyone to take: not playing Burger Island in the first place. SKIP IT.
LOW QUALITY SHOCKWAVE GAME
posted by rodfong591 (ESTES PARK, CO) Dec 26, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
DO NOT RENT.
SAVE YOUR MONEY.
posted by usmc_wife0636 (FOREST CITY, NC) Oct 18, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
posted by matthew13 (CHESWICK, PA) Sep 28, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
Burgers Burgers Burgers!!!
posted by MattHawkes (CELINA, TX) Jul 31, 2009
Member since Jul 2007
posted by MonkeyGir (ARLINGTON, WA) Jul 9, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
posted by jannifervt (COLCHESTER, VT) Jun 17, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
Salmonella for the Wii
posted by ThaSquare (ROSEVILLE, CA) Jun 11, 2009
Member since May 2007
The game is spaced out into three separate restaurants, each having its own recipes and menu. In order to unlock each chains' secret recipes, u have to reach a certain point in the game and then buy them. Well, what's the point of earning the money when you have to wait to spend it anyway? You earn plenty of cash each level, enough to buy the next available recipe no problem, so its like having to unlock the item twice.
Burger Island is garbage.
posted by Dirtymo55 (MOORESVILLE, NC) May 16, 2009
Member since Sep 2008
Way better on the computer
posted by tmar23 (NEWARK, DE) May 14, 2009
Member since Oct 2007