Frogger Reviews (Atari 5200)
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There are no reviews for the Atari 5200 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.
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|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||3.7|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||4.0|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||3.3|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.5|
|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.||3.0|
|Overall User Score (6 votes)||3.5|
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8-bit Central Retro Gaming (2011)
Frogger is a classic arcade favorite that should be enjoyed universally - BUT Parker Bros. made the controls so ridiculous it nearly spoils what should be a great game. I avoid the 5200 version for this reason.
The Video Game Critic (Apr 17, 2002)
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.