Piece o' Cake [Model VC2005]
A 36-year-old Atari 2600 Cart. by US Games
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): piececak
Piece o' Cake © 1982 US Games Corp.
Piece O' Cake is a single player game. Piece Of Cake?--no way!! So you thought your first day on the job was going to be easy? Well, you not only have to learn the fine art of baking cakes, but you also have to master it in a big hurry. This is a production operation, and business is booming! It's actually a very simple job--at first. You simply take a freshly baked cake from the oven and drop it on a platter which is moving on a conveyor belt. Top that with a cherry, and you will be rewarded for your artistic endeavors. You must stack them correctly however, or--splat!! As your skill progresses, so does the conveyor speed, so keep cool, and try not to earn the dubious title of butterfingers. Being a top notch bakery chef requires adeptness and a calm temperament, so if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!
The seven game variations can be chosen with the game select switch. The higher the game number, the faster the game play, and the higher the bonuses. In each game variation, the speed of play increases as the player demonstrates his ability to get completed platters across the conveyor belt chute.
- Early in the game try to stack perfect cakes (three successive layers topped with a cherry). You have more time since the conveyor is moving slowly, and a perfect cake gives you maximum points.
- As the game progresses and speed increases, you have to be less concerned about perfect cakes and more concerned about completing a platter. At all costs, place a cherry on each--even if you have no cake layers. Otherwise, splat! crash!
- If you get too anxious in the heat of the game and mess up, you lose your chef's license, and it's back to cleaning floors.