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Wow. I totally came in expecting swallow a fly...little did I know that this game would draw me in so quickly and completely that I would come away liking it. But hey, when in the swamp... Overall, Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge is a challenging game with good looks, simple play mechanics, and a surprising amount of replay value. While the difficulty may sometimes be too much for the young crowd it seems to go after, it's the type of game that will appeal to fans of modern platformers and classic Frogger fans alike. A perfect mix of old-school gameplay and new-school design, Frogger 2 has mad hops. Give it a shot.
Putting Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge into a Dreamcast was at first a scary experience. We were expecting more of the crap that was the original remake of the classic. Instead, we were greeted by a good-playing, good-looking game. After we made sure it was, in fact, the correct GD-ROM, we were treated to 10 chapters of platform and puzzle fun. If there was a downer, it was that we beat this game in about five hours. However, we didn't unlock all the secrets or beat all the best times for each level -- our five-hour time was spent going through the single-player game from start to finish. There is replayability there. Overall, it's a good time on the Dreamcast with very few problems, and those longing for more platform-style action on their Dreamcasts will not be disappointed.
All Game Guide
In terms of graphics, Frogger 2 isn't going to turn any heads with remarkable visuals, but the look of the game is very solid and quite diverse with all the different areas you hop through, from ice mountains to ruins to space stations. All the usual suspects of platform gaming seem to make their appearance, but they are at least handled with polish and solid design.
Frogger 2 is a worthy sequel, because it improves upon what worked in the original, downplays what didn't work, and in the end delivers a game that is better than the original. Unfortunately, while all the other pieces come together flawlessly, the lack of replay keeps the game from achieving greatness. That said, puzzle gamers looking for a quality weekend rental need look no further than Frogger 2.
The Video Game Critic
Just when I thought Hasbro was in way over their head in the video game business, they actually release a half-way decent Frogger game. Don't get me wrong, Frogger 2 is not great, but it's a frickin' masterpiece compared to their first Frogger game (Playstation).