Papa's Burgeria

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The customers are picky in the new restaurant sim Papa's Burgeria. Here comes a customer who wants a well-done burger with a pickle, then a tomato slice, then a dollop of mayo. Put the tomato on before the pickle? You're taking your life into your hands, bub. Get it right, and hear that wonderful sound of a fat tip hitting the tip jar.

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There are now ads in the *middle* of the game.

It seems like one thing to have them on the sides and beginning, and another to have them interrupting the experience. It's not even like this is currently *so* popular it's killing your servers, right?

I don't want to be too harsh - I know you have to make up costs - but this is hugely offputting.

[The ads are controlled by Flip Line, not by us. That said, Flip Line has permitted us to host the game at without ads, so I've moved the file from our external media server to JIG, which should eliminate the inter-level ads. We are not fans of inter-level ads at all, and we try never to host any games here with them. Thanks for the feedback. Please reload the page and play it again. -Jay]


I think the dropping of ingredients onto the bun stack is extremely annoying and really brings the whole process down...


Played this for a while (up to rank 15) and, as mentioned in the review, it is very slow moving. Frustratingly so from my perspective. The beauty of sim games is the ability to multi-task in that you let the game run while you do work and other things online. On the other hand, time management games require quick thought and quick clicking.

In this game, though, there is no skipping the boring "order taking process" as well as the unnecessary "burger inspection process" plus you must watch the burgers carefully. I think this is a good game to show youngsters as to why they'd want their high school diploma/college education... flipping burgers is not fun.

The graphics are cute and I did stick with it long enough to build a few upgrades to see if they improved matters... but the time it takes to get enough cash for the upgrades was beyond my patience.


Fun game but Monster Burger (I think that's what it was called) did this so much better. Each level just seemed to get more monotonous, not more difficult. Nice graphics though...


Sooo.... I played until I got up to rank 45, day 97, and every customer up to Roy got a gold star rating, but I could not reveal the last customer! The game keeps saying that if I get a gold star for every customer, I'll see a special guest, but it's not happening.


I must be some kind of crazy because I absolutely love playing this game. It's a good work out for my brain, juggling everything around, trying to figure out exactly what order to do things in to put out quality burgers in the fastest possible time. I feel shortening how long it takes to take an order or inspect a burger would run counter to the game itself. It's these large chunks of time that you need to plan for or you'll burn whatever you have cooking.

In comparison to the Pizzeria edition, one very welcome change is that customers who you still need to earn a gold star on take precedence over characters you've already maxed out. People that played to Papa Louie on the previous one will know why this is a convenient difference. I also like that having a good mental catalog of who orders what is useful; I can get their burgers cooking before taking the order proper, shaving off a little service time.


I have a complaint, and a question.

Complaint: dammit, now I'm craving a nice cheeseburger.

Question: does it ever go past 10 customers in a day?


I had the same problem atomic. I'm up to day 97 rank 44 everyone including Roy has a gold star rating and it won't unlock the last picture - very frustrating. Does anyone know how to unlock the final customer?


Man, I love this game. ♥


This game made me hungry...(saw the screenshot, freaked out momentarily at the guy with floppy hair and a brown coat OMG TENTH DOCTOR...realized that was stupid, played the game anyway). I don't particularly love this sort of game, but I respect it. Good stuff.

Anonymous February 7, 2011 5:37 PM

I loved this game for a month playing a level or two a day. I am on rank 45 "better than papa" day 100 and revealed the last guest "papa". I have a gold star on everyone including papa and its still going. When do I beat this darn thing?

bubblecamera June 4, 2011 5:45 PM

@TheFez: I did the exact same thing! DOCTOR WHO RULES! But seriously, that does look like David Tennant. Hey, imagine this:

A game where you must shuttle various time travelers through time to different locations, in EXACTLY THE RIGHT ORDER. It's...

Doctor's TARDIS-ia!

Vanessa Townanger June 16, 2011 11:48 AM

They need to make a Papa's Pizzeria.

["They" already have: -Jay]


This game had severely diminishing returns for me around Day 30. For a while I was motivated by collecting stuff in the waiting room, but in trying to get the last item (jukebox) I just stopped caring. The tedium and mindsplittingly hideous graphics just got to me. Up until that I was having a good time though.

PROS: I like the timing because it is not contrived like many TM games - cooking while multitasking is a real-life time management scenario.

- I didn't like the drag-and-drop. I don't think that takes skill, just hurts your hand. Just clicking the items would have gotten the point across fine.
- It was fun to upgrade for a while, but it would have been nice to feel the impact of the purchases I made. I'll just have to take their word for it that it raises the waiting score (by how much?)
- Is it just me, or are the levels not getting discernably harder after a certain point?
- Again, the graphics alone almost repulsed me from this game entirely. I'm glad I gave it a shot though because it was fun for a few hours.


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