• Do two things at a time, and don’t try to go for four, especially in the later levels. Two burgers, two baskets of fries, two shakes.
  • If there are common ingredients, try your best to use them at the same time to avoid moving your mouse too many times.
  • If you don’t have anything on a platter yet, you won’t lose any money losing a customer. Just give that plain hamburger a slice of cheese to get rid of it if you don’t want to spend time grilling for $3.
  • Use dead-time wisely. That’s why I say work on two things at a time – while you’re blending the first two shakes, you can add milk and ice cream to the second pair.

And if you’re really, really, really stuck, you can always cheat.

Open up Notepad. Go to File > Open > and navigate to the folder where you installed Burger Island. Chances are, it’s in c:\program files\burger island or something similar. Once you’re there, look for the “config” folder, and find the file “levels.xml.” Open that file up in Notepad.

Now, each level is formatted like this. You’re concerned with <id></id>, <money></money>, and <duration></duration>. You can safely ignore the rest of the data.

<level>
<id>8</id>
<items>
</items>
<autobuy>false</autobuy>
<order>60</order>
<newordermin>7</newordermin>
<newordermax>9</newordermax>
<money>50</money>
<duration>140</duration>
<restaurant>1</restaurant>
<stationlock>true</stationlock>
<station>ST_BURGER</station>
</level>

The <id> tag contains the level #, which is presented in the bottom of your screen when you’re playing the level. <money> is the amount of money you need to finish your level, and duration is the number of seconds you have to finish the level. Just find the section of the file where the level you’re stuck at is, change one of the values to something more reasonable, so to speak, save the file, then load up the game.

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