Frogger Reviews (Atari 2600)
Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, BREW, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Genesis, Intellivision, iPad, iPhone, J2ME, Macintosh, MSX, Odyssey 2, PC-6001, PC Booter, SNES, TI-99/4A, Timex Sinclair 2068, Tomy Tutor, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo, VIC-20, Windows Phone, ZX81 | Combined View
There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.
Our Users Say
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||4.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.8|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.9|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.6|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||4.2|
|Overall User Score (17 votes)||3.9|
Critic ReviewsMobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
There are many arcade ports on the 2600. While most are good (especially Missile Command, Asteroids, Ms. Pac-Man, and Jr. Pac-Man), there can be only one arcade port worthy of being called "the greatest arcade port on the Atari 2600", and the arcade port worthy of that claim is the Supercharger version of Frogger. It's amazing at what an extra 6KB of RAM can do for programming such great games. Supercharger Frogger is very rare, so consider yourself lucky if you have it or if you find it. If you buy this game from a classic gaming dealer, you may have to shell out at least $25, but trust me...it's more than worth it.
It's a shame The Official Frogger is so obscure, because it's one of the most impressive titles I've played on the 2600.
Acquiring both a rare hardware add-on and a working cassette tape from the 80s is a tall order these days, but a CD compilation of all the Starpath titles (Stella Gets a New Brain) was released more recently, and well… the internet provides. If you do have a Supercharger, I highly recommend tracking down this version of Frogger. In some ways I prefer it even to the arcade!
Gut: Die Grafik ist hervorragend und kommt dem von Sega lizensierten Arkadenspiel relativ nahe. Sagen wir's so: Wer einen Supercharger hat, aber Frogger noch nicht besitzt und perfekt spielen möchte, dem sei diese Cassette wärmstens empfohlen. Ausschließlich für diesen Kreis ist die Starpath-Version interessant. Ansonsten - schade um die Mühe!