Obscure but intriguing adventure
A particularly obscure game from the 1990s, Orion Burger is actually an intriguing little game that manages to combine an inventive storyline, unusual graphics and a high level of challenge to create something that is worth tracking down. The rather bizarre plot revolves around a plucky pet shop assistant and his attempts to save the universe from the evil machinations of an intergalactic fast food chain, and the game is almost worth playing solely to watch the story play out, it's that unusual. The puzzles are based around both an inventory system and on conversations, and while the conversation-based ones are easy enough to solve, the inventory ones are much more difficult, verging on the frustrating fairly often, as there is potentially a lot of repetition if you get them wrong. Visually, the game is actually very impressive for its age, with crisp, clean, cartoon-style graphics which feature some really imaginative environments and characters. Sound too is generally good, with some excellent acting, although the main character's voice is perhaps a little unexpected based on his appearance. Although nothing outstanding, and with more than its fair share of frustrations, Orion Burger is definitely one for fans of obscure games and adventures like the Monkey Island series and is worth investigating.