Beef Drop - Atari 5200



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

We held a Beef Drop Label Contest to design an original label for Beef Drop, and the contest was won by Henry Lee. Henry's label design graces the label and manual, with additional artwork featured inside the manual. Beef Drop includes the cartridge and 12-page, full-color manual. Beef Drop is also available for the Atari 8-bit Computers.

Author Ken Siders
Number of Players 1 - 2
Controller Joystick
Cartridge Size 32K
Label Design Henry Lee
Manual Design Tony "Xot" Morse

David on 02/04/2020 12:08pm
What can I say, it's my current favorite 5200 game. Thanks Atariage!
Ron Lloyd on 08/21/2017 10:17am
I find all Burgertime versions to be a little too frustrating once I get past level 1, but even I love the effort behind this game! I can't imagine a better version of Burgertime on the Supersystem! Great multiplexed sprite work (hardly any flicker) and faithful music and gameplay. If you like Burgertime, you will not be disappointed.
sdamon on 08/17/2017 03:03pm
Like Burgertime? Want to play it on your 5200? Then this is a no-brainer! This is simply an excellent port of the popular arcade game.
JASON JENKINS on 02/24/2007 02:30am
This game rocks!!! Sure beats burgertime on the 2600. I highly recommend this game to everyone who owns an ATARI 5200. If you like burgertime alot and have a 5200. This game needs to be in your collection. Beef Drop is worth every penny spent. Two thumbs way up!!!!

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