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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

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.8
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (19 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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The Atari Times (Aug 07, 2002)
Starpath version
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.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 25, 2012)
Starpath version
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.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Feb 15, 2017)
The good news? It’s Frogger, with action that nicely replicates the fun, addictive action of the arcade version. The bad news? Not much of anything, really. It goes without saying that you will have to take your graphical expectations down a few notches, but otherwise this is a spot-on arcade-to-console translation.
TeleMatch (Mar, 1983)
Fazit: Ein herrlicher Spaß! Bei der Fülle an Details empfiehlt sich jedoch ein möglichst großer Bildschirm!
The Atari Times (Sep 25, 2003)
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.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 25, 2012)
The jumping animation could be better, but the graphics look clean, colorful, and vibrant. This is every bit as playable as the arcade, and there are special features to boot. Setting the difficulty switches to B let you float off one side of the screen and reappear on the other - something you couldn't do in the arcade. In addition to novice and expert modes, you can also try your hand at "speedy Frogger". This mode lets you take fast, consecutive hops, but it tends to make your frog more accident-prone. A harmonized tune kicks off each screen, but I wish you didn't have to wait for it to end before you could begin. Frogger is a competent but unspectacular title. If you're looking for a little more razzle-dazzle, check out the superior The Official Frogger by Starpath.
Le Geek (2012)
Starpath version
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!
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.
JoyStik (Dec, 1983)
Aside from the blinking screen, Frogger is a very good adaptation of the arcade hit. It is an even greater value because it costs less than the cartridge, and comes with previews of other Starpath games.
Frogger is a very popular cart for the 2600 due to its great game play and the difficulty of it's simplistic premise.Hop and don't get run over or drown. This is a fun game because its simple, games can be played in a very short time span and it's addictive. You'll want to give this one a whirl whenever you have a spare moment.
TeleMatch (Sep, 1983)
(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!
JoyStik (Dec, 1982)
Frogger is just as "cute" as Freeway but more challenging. Your goal is to maneuver your frog through a highway at rush hour; a river full of logs, turtles, and alligators; and finally to the safety of a lily pad garden. A good game for all skill levels.

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