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Frogger

User Reviews

Frogs are not amphibious as far as Konami is concerned Commodore 64 *Katakis* (37801)
A decent port of the arcade game Apple II *Katakis* (37801)
It's just a frog crossing a road and a river. But hey! It's pretty fun too! ColecoVision CKeen The Great (145)
A fun, fun, fun game. PC Booter Tomer Gabel (4388)
Good but not great Odyssey 2 Bruce Clarke (72)
Good game of Frogger for amateurs Game.Com Emperor MAR (2573)
Don't bash a classic! Apple II Forever Sport (26)
An arcade game conversion with no redeeming qualities. Apple II Droog (463)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Android 3 3.4
Apple II 9 3.6
Arcade 6 3.2
Atari 2600 13 3.9
Atari 5200 2 4.5
Atari 8-bit 7 4.1
BREW 2 4.5
ColecoVision 5 4.0
Commodore 64 11 3.7
Dragon 32/64 2 4.5
Game.Com 4 4.2
Game Boy Color 5 4.1
Genesis 7 3.2
Intellivision 6 3.4
iPad Awaiting 1 votes...
iPhone Awaiting 1 votes...
J2ME 2 4.5
Macintosh 2 4.5
MSX 2 4.5
Odyssey 2 5 3.9
PC-6001 Awaiting 1 votes...
PC Booter 25 3.4
SNES 2 4.5
TI-99/4A 2 4.5
Tomy Tutor Awaiting 1 votes...
TRS-80 3 4.0
TRS-80 CoCo 2 4.5
VIC-20 2 4.5
Windows Phone 3 4.3
Xbox 360 6 3.7
ZX81 2 3.4
Combined MobyScore 140 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Atari 2600TeleMatch
Fazit: Ein herrlicher Spaß! Bei der Fülle an Details empfiehlt sich jedoch ein möglichst großer Bildschirm!
100
ColecoVisionThe Video Game Critic
This brilliant version of Frogger has arcade quality graphics, precise control, and all the elements of the original. It even has that catchy in-game music, one of my favorite video game tunes of all time. The gameplay is utter joy. Hopping between cars and crossing logs requires anticipation, in addition to good timing. Bonuses like the fly and lady frog provide extra points, but such "glory seeking" can lead to careless mistakes. Frogger is simple, fun, and addicting. This is one of the best home versions you can get.
100
Odyssey 2The Video Game Critic
The controls are responsive, but your frog takes large hops, making it hard to move side-to-side on the river screen without falling into the water. It's especially challenging to reach the far left section of the riverbank. That flaw is probably the only thing preventing Frogger from getting an A+. Parker Bros. did a bang-up job of faithfully adapting this irresistible game to the Odyssey 2. Note: Frogger was not originally released in North American, but is included on the Odyssey 2 multi-cart.
100
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic
This is really one of the greatest and most popular Atari 2600 cartridges of all time. Frogger features bright, colorful graphics that appeal to both men and women of all ages.
100
Game Boy ColorAll Game Guide
Frogger for the Game Boy Color is a nice reminder that sometimes simpler is better - and that you can mess with the classics only so much before stripping them of what originally made them so unique.
95
Atari 2600The Atari Times
This is a fun, very decent arcade adaption, and that's pretty high praise, coming from a guy who doesn't really give a care about these slimy amphibians in real life.
91
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
This version of Frogger appears to be a direct port of the arcade game, which is a good thing. It's much more fun than the horrible 3D treatment that poor Frogger was subjected to on the Playstation. This is quite addicting and features very catchy music. My only complaint is that there are no extra options or game variations. I mean, c'mon, even the Atari 2600 had a few different modes and skill levels. Oh well.
91
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic
Given the fact that this is basically the same game as the Atari 5200 version, why did this one score so much higher? Because you can actually control your friggin' frog, that's why! I still have painful flashbacks of trying to play Frogger with a Atari 5200 controller, despite trying to block it out of my mind. Fortunately on an Atari 8-bit system you can just grab your favorite Atari 2600 joystick and have a grand old time. The arcade-style graphics won me over in a big way, especially those big, crazy looking cars. Too bad the in-game melody of the original game is missing or this would have been the ultimate Frogger. There are two difficulty settings, and the fast one is a worthy challenge that kept me coming back for continual punishment. The turtles dive quickly, and the game is rather unforgiving when you try to jump onto the very edge of the a log. But thanks to its simple yet engrossing gameplay, Frogger remains a timeless classic.
90
Atari 2600All Game Guide
Named the Best Arcade to Home Translation of 1982 by Electronic Games Magazine, Frogger for the Atari VCS is not graphically perfect (the turtles are simple ovals, for example), but the visuals are colorful and clear. More importantly, the controls are accurate and the action captures the feel of the arcade game marvelously. The otters, which show up in later levels of the coin-op classic, are missing, but virtually everything else is firmly in place. The music only plays before and after games, but it is bright and tunefully faithful to the original. As with many Atari 2600 games, Frogger does feature options not found in the arcade game -- namely Speedy Frogger and an easier difficulty level that allows the frog to float off-screen with impunity.
90
ColecoVisionAll Game Guide
Frogger is a cute and seemingly harmless game that males and females of all ages will enjoy. But don't let that fool you; it's dangerously addictive and highly challenging as well.
88
Game Boy ColorConsoles Plus
Un jeu de réflexes parfaitement adapté à la Game Boy, qui vous promet de longues heures de divertissement.
85
Xbox 360XBox Front
Frogger erblickte erstmals im Juni 1981 das Tageslicht der Videospielgeschichte. Das erste Arcadespiel rund um den hüpfenden Frosch wurde seinerzeit von Konami entwickelt und von dem heutigen Videospiele-Riesen Sega produziert. Nach diversen Spielhallen-Versionen unternahm man auch erste Gehversuche auf heimischen Konsolen, wie dem damals beliebten Atari 2600.
80
Atari 2600TeleMatch
(Supercharger version)
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!
80
IntellivisionAll Game Guide
Graphically Frogger is very colorful and nicely detailed. Sounds are also done quite well. Overall Frogger is enjoyable and a good translation of a classic game. Even though levels repeat they are still fun to play and always a challenge.
80
Game Boy ColorIGN
My only complaint is the graphics style -- instead of porting the classic imagery of the original arcade version, the designers created new sprites at an angled perspective. I would have preferred a game that looks just like the arcade as well as played like it, but playability is key -- and this Frogger is a damn fine conversion of the original. It's a great, quick, pick-up-and-play type of game -- one of those endurance games: how far can you go?
80
GenesisSega-16.com
Despite the limits of the port it's still a excellent port and an excellent game to own for the Genesis. It's worth picking up, but it may take a bit of searching before you find a copy because it was the last game released for the Genesis in the USA.
75
Game Boy ColorDaily Radar
The latest conversion of this arcade fave comes from Majesco, a company that hopes it'll become well known for resurrecting old arcade classics and reissuing them for an entirely new audience of gamers. But the jury's still out on whether Frogger needed to be reworked. The game features two modes: the classic one-player mode and a two-player mode, where players take turns using the same Game Boy to rack up points. Game play is identical to the arcade version, and players who loved the original will enjoy this one too. The game is backward compatible with older Game Boys, and that dinky Frogger song sounds great coming through the tiny GBC speaker. Sadly, though, there isn't much else noteworthy about this version. At best, a decent conversion with only slightly improved graphics.
73
Game Boy ColorGameSpot
Frogger is one of those gaming archetypes that has remained basically unaltered since it made its coin-op debut.
70
Game.ComAll Game Guide
Frogger for game.com includes Classic mode, which faithfully reproduces the arcade original, and Updated, which has more detailed graphics and slightly harder gameplay. To accommodate the small screen, there are just three lanes of traffic and three lanes of river obstacles (as opposed to five each). Also different is that certain later levels are all traffic or all river (as opposed to half and half). Confoundingly, the game ends after a certain number of levels, instead of continuing indefinitely at a harder and harder pace. As with many game.com titles, the sound effects and music in this game are strong, even featuring a rousing rendition of "Camptown Races."
70
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
Diversão para todos, o estilo casual de "Frogger" nunca sai de moda. Existe uma infinidade de clones gratuitos na internet, mas não dá negar o charme de jogar o original de um ícone da história dos games tal qual era a 25 anos atrás. Para alguns, as pequenas mudanças - mesmo as modalidades multijogador - renderão poucas tardes de entretenimento, mas, mesmo para esse grupo, certamente elas serão genuínas. Enfim, vale a pena pagar o sapo.
70
Xbox 360Lawrence
Costanza's favorite coin-op is brought to the virtual arcade with both the original and "enhanced" graphics. The gameplay is still fun and it controls solidly with the 360 controller, but the online modes suffer from quite a bit of lag.
70
Xbox 360Video Game Talk
Frogger is guaranteed to produce mixed reactions ranging from anger over its lower quality to insistence that Frogger is beyond alteration. Personally, I enjoy Frogger for reasons beyond the quality of the title. It's the perfect game for teaching kids the beauty of Live Arcade due to the obvious simplicity of the title or becoming a kid again for that matter. Is the hippity hopper worth shelling out 400 points from that Marketplace account? People who love the classic shouldn't hesitate, nor should Gamerscore junkies who are looking for a quick fix. Everyone else should try out the demo before laying out the Live currency.
70
Xbox 360Digital Press - Classic Video Games
For the right price of 400 MS Points, it's hard not to purchase Frogger. After all, it's Frogger. If the online features ran properly, it would be a must have. As it is, don't expect much from the multi-player (especially since local multi-player isn't split screen) and just enjoy the classic as it's meant to be played.
67
IntellivisionThe Video Game Critic
The gameplay is decent, but there is occasional slowdown, as well as an annoyingly long pause after you die. I get the feeling Parker Brothers could have done a better job with this.
67
Xbox 360GameSpot
Frogger is a classic arcade game, originally released to arcades in 1981. The premise is simple. You, as a frog, must hop across a busy road and then hop across a log-and-turtle-filled river to get to a home base at the top of the screen. Getting hit by cars, jumping into the water, and getting eaten by otters or snakes are the sorts of things you want to try to avoid. Now, that arcade classic is available on the Xbox 360. It's a mostly faithful emulation of the arcade original with a few interesting updates that should please fans of the series.
66
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
I suppose the greatest asset to owning the classic games that have become available on XBLA is not only their value for nostalgia buffs, but also their appeal. These games are simple to learn, but difficult to master. While the idea of moving a pixelated frog from one side of the screen to the other might sound like child’s play, it’s not as easy as it seems.
65
Game Boy ColorElectric Games
The Game Boy Color version looks better than the original arcade version and displays some fancy frog leg animation, relatively speaking, of course. It’s a great cart to have around to slap in for a few frantic moments here and there.
61
SNESNintendo Power Magazine
For nostalgic fans of the arcade game, and Super NES players looking for a new title or a good game for casual or younger players, Frogger may fit the bill very well. Don't expect a lot of flash, though. This is gaming basic.
60
Xbox 360Le Geek
If you like Frogger, this is a solid version. Recommended.
60
GenesisAtari HQ
Simply put, Genesis Frogger has everything that made the original such a hit in the early 80's in the arcades and on home systems during its time. The whimsical music also is present. We would've liked to have seen a few new enemies or extra screens included as a bonus, since Frogger is such a simple (but fun) game by nature. However, if you liked the original, and are willing to shell out fifteen bucks for it, rest assured you'll be getting the real deal here. Beware of the Super Nintendo version... it lacks the charming music during gameplay and is overall inferior to the Sega version.
60
Game Boy ColorNintendo Power Magazine
Majesco's Frogger for Game Boy Color has all the hopping and splattering action of previous Frogger games, and it's in living color. This game is for nostalgic Frogger fans.
60
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
For anyone still harboring what I’d suppose is an unhealthy measure of faith in the Frogger franchise, throwing several hundred gamer points at the problem with this XBLA adaptation of the renowned 25+ year old series probably wouldn’t be the worst idea. After all, at its core is one of the greatest arcade games ever. Just remember that there’s nothing else waiting for you and that although you can finally get online with a Frogger title, you’ll be more alone there than you would be playing single-player. It’s a shame that the new Xbox Live gameplay variants weren’t adapted for local play and that the enhanced version isn’t quite as reliable as the original. If anything, Frogger remains cheap over XBLA and acts as a good enough distraction from all of today’s ultra-serious war games.
60
Xbox 360IGN
In the end, Digital Eclipse did a perfunctory job with Frogger. All of the little additions make it a nice, friendly arcade game for the casual gamer, or conversely for the obsessed hardcore, old-school perfectionist. It might be worth your while to earn some cheap, but not necessarily easy, Achievement points, and it is always easy to pick up and play for a little while. It's also only $5.
60
Xbox 360XBox Evolved
Those of you that haven’t played to many compilation packages, or have never seen parodies of Frogger on television, Frogger is a pretty simply game. You are a little frog, running down a traffic filled road, across logs with creatures trying to thwart you, and all you have to do is get to the other side. It sounds simple, but as you get further into the game, everything speeds up of course. The arcade classic from Konami comes to us for only five bucks, and it is a interesting time killer.
60
Xbox 360GameDaily
Frogger's been around for longer than you think. The original arcade game was introduced in 1981 under release by Sega, and the game's grown into a phenomenon ever since, even appearing on an episode of Seinfeld (the one where George tries to keep his high score intact forever by purchasing the machine and moving it across the street while it's plugged in). There's something simple about its appeal that makes it playable, even with today's audiences. That's why it's an ideal pick for the Xbox Live Arcade service, and why Konami's gone ahead and given us a "modernized" version of it.
58
Atari 5200The Video Game Critic
The graphics here are very close to the arcade, although your frog looks more like a spider when he faces sideways. Although some music plays before and after each game, the catchy in-game melody is conspicuous in its absence. There are two speed settings. The gameplay seems less forgiving than most Frogger games, and the turtles don't give much notice before diving. Although at first this appears to be a respectable version of the arcade hit, the control is problematic to say the least. Since the joysticks do not auto-center, you have to press the button in conjunction with pushing the joystick in order to hop. This is to prevent extra, inadvertent hops, but it makes it awfully hard to change directions quickly. Frogger of the 5200 is playable, but it's far more enjoyable on other systems.
55
Game Boy ColorTotal! (Germany)
Frogger ist für Nostalgiker interessant und eine knifflige Fingerübung für zwischendurch. Als abendfüllendes Spiel bietet das Game heutzutage zuwenig.
55
SNESTotal! (Germany)
Frogger ist für Nostalgiker interessant und eine knifflige Fingerübung für zwischendurch. Als abendfüllendes Spiel bietet das Game heutzutage zuwenig.
55
Xbox 360Game Over Online
With the ability to switch into classic arcade mode, Frogger tries to appeal to the purists who enjoy collecting coin-op arcades. Unless you spend a lot of time exclusively playing Xbox Live Arcade titles, though, it’s probably not worth picking up the full game as you might find you’ve seen and done everything with the trial itself.
54
Xbox 360TalkXbox
Frogger fits the casual gamer model that Microsoft is trying to target. It’s one of those, “Hey, I remember that from when I was your age!” kind of games. I enjoy playing it in short bursts. Short because if I try to play more than a few rounds I get increasingly annoyed by the bad hit detection and unresponsive controls. It’s defiantly a try before you buy title.
50
Atari 8-bitMicro 7
Bien que difficile à maîtriser ce jeu plaira aux femmes et aux jeunes enfants. Cette grenouille qui doit traverser une route puis une rivière détient sans doute le record des imitations. Même graphisme mais moins de son sur la version cassette.
50
SNESAll Game Guide
As a huge fan of classic gaming, I'm glad Frogger was made available for the Super NES. However, it could have been much better.