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Its a Flame-Broiled Fiasco as Namco Networks Serves Up BurgerTime Delight

January 7, 2008

It’s a Flame-Broiled Fiasco as Namco Networks Serves Up BurgerTime Delight

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the arcade classic gets supersized on mobile with enhanced mode, new characters and mini-games

Namco Networks, the leading publisher and developer of mobile games and entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the launch of its newest mobile title, BurgerTime Delight, just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this arcade classic. The first title through its partnership with Japanese developer G-mode, Namco Networks’ mobile update of the arcade classic includes game enhancements not found in any other version of the game. New and exclusive features include new level backgrounds, new characters, mini-games and two game mode options including a classic arcade mode and an enhanced mode.

BurgerTime Delight follows the storyline of the arcade classic, BurgerTime, originally released in 1982 by Data East, whose game rights are now owned by G-mode. In the game, players assume the role of Chef Peter Pepper, whose goal is to build behemoth burgers by knocking each burger ingredient onto plates at the bottom of the screen. Each level introduces a variety of challenges for Peter, including being chased by his food nemeses Mr. Hotdog, Mr. Egg and Mr. Pickle. Players can squash these foes with falling ingredients, stun them with pepper from a collected peppershaker or burn them with hot sauce.

“BurgerTime was such a popular ‘80’s classic with addictive game play that it only made sense for Namco Networks to bring this property to mobile phones and enhance the game play for mass-market consumers to enjoy,” said Scott Rubin, vice president of sales and marketing, Namco Networks. “G-mode has been a great partner for us and we are delighted to offer this mobile-only version of BurgerTime to casual mobile gamers.”

The arcade mode of the game maintains the same graphics and game play as the original arcade classic. Namco’s enhanced mode is designed to introduce new content and boost the game’s playability on mobile phones, including updated and modern graphics and other new creative elements to the game. For example, the enhanced mode introduces eight new environments where players can build burgers. These environments include the inside of a freezer, an oven, a barbeque pit, a pastry display case, a diner tabletop and a dishwasher. Each level contains new dangers to outmaneuver such as flashing and hot heat lamps, water droplets and sharp icicles.

BurgerTime Delight by Namco also includes two new food baddies, Mr. Garlic, a clove of garlic who drops lingering morsels of his cloves behind him and Mr. Carrot, who can drill himself down a level to chase Peter. Also new to the mobile game is a word collection mini-game that challenges players to collect letters and spell three words: PETER, DINER and BURGER. When players spell the word on a level they earn two extra lives and automatically clear that level.

BurgerTime Delight is available today on national carriers. Visit www.NamcoGames.com/BurgerTimeDelight for more information.

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