Pressure Cooker is an Atari 2600 video game released by Activision in 1983. It has arcade-style gameplay, in which the player is a short-order cook at a hamburger stand who must assemble and package hamburgers to order without letting ingredients or hamburgers fall to the floor.
During the game, hamburgers go through an oven and are placed on a conveyor belt headed in the player's general direction. In order to satisfy customers' orders (seen on a chart at the bottom of the screen), the player must catch the flying toppings for a particular order and place them on the burger. Once a burger is assembled, the player must catch the top bun, place it on the burger, and then drop the completed burger into the proper colored slot. Once all the slots are filled, the level ends, and the player receives bonus points for remaining performance points (see below) and for every burger successfully completed.
The player begins the game with 50 performance points. Errors that result in the loss of performance points include:
Being hit in the back or side with a flying topping (-1 point)
Allowing a flying topping to hit the wall (-1 point)
Placing the same topping on the same burger twice (-1 point)
Dropping the burger into the wrong slot or missing a slot altogether (-5 points)
Allowing a burger to fall off the conveyor belt (-10 points)
Once the player loses all their points, the game is over.
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This version of Pressure Cooker was designed for Atari 2600, which was commercially very successful video game console of second generation produced by Atari from 1977 to 1992. It was the first console that used removable memory modules with games. At the time of its greatest fame, more than 30 million units of this console were sold for about $ 200 a piece. To date, the game library for this console contains nearly 1,000 original games. More information about the
Atari 2600 can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
4 different online emulators are available for Pressure Cooker. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Pressure Cooker are summarized in the following table:
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