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Frogs are not amphibious as far as Konami is concerned Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (42793)
A decent port of the arcade game Apple II Katakis | カタキス (42793)
It's just a frog crossing a road and a river. But hey! It's pretty fun too! ColecoVision CKeen The Great (165)
An official version, exciting at the time but overall a bit meh Dragon 32/64 drmarkb (112)
A fun, fun, fun game. PC Booter Tomer Gabel (4634)
Good but not great Odyssey 2 Bruce Clarke (72)
Don't bash a classic! Apple II Forever Sport (26)
An arcade game conversion with no redeeming qualities. Apple II Droog (522)

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Critic Reviews

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Odyssey 2Tilt (Mar, 1984)
Cette adaptation, signée Parker est étonnante : ce hit des jeux d'arcades conserve toutes ses qualités, transposées sur des consoles aux possibilités relativement restreintes et passionne tous les joueurs.
Atari 2600The 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's more than worth it.
Atari 2600The 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.
Atari 2600Woodgrain 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.
ArcadeAll Game Guide (1998)
Question: "Why did the frog cross the road?" Answer: "Because someone wanting to have a great time put a quarter in a Frogger Arcade game." One of the most beloved videogames ever created, Frogger appeals to males and females of all ages. With its easily understandable objective, yet maddeningly addictive and highly challenging game play, Frogger broke into the mainstream of entertainment in a big way. It never quite reached the level of Space Invaders or Pac-Man, but it is considered something of a cultural icon.
Atari 2600TeleMatch (Mar, 1983)
Fazit: Ein herrlicher Spaß! Bei der Fülle an Details empfiehlt sich jedoch ein möglichst großer Bildschirm!
ColecoVisionThe Video Game Critic (Mar 06, 2002)
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.
Odyssey 2The Video Game Critic (Aug 09, 2007)
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.
Game Boy ColorAll Game Guide (1998)
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.
Atari 2600The 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.
Dragon 32/64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Nov, 1983)
For one or two players, control is by joystick or keyboard. Keyboard control is very easy to master using the cursor keys for left, right, up and down moves. Frogger is written in machine code and the graphics and speed are among the best I've seen on the Dragon.
GenesisThe Video Game Critic (Oct 07, 1999)
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.
Atari 8-bitThe Video Game Critic (Mar 08, 2003)
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.
Atari 2600The 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.
Atari 2600Le 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!
90 (UK) (Oct 25, 2007)
It's a testament to its unpretentious gameplay that Frogger can still hold its head above the water after more than a quarter of a century and, thanks to Xbox Live Arcade, is finding a whole new generation of fans. If only he could de-throne that pesky Kermit, Frogger would take up his rightful place as the Amphibian king.
iPhoneMacworld (Sep 16, 2009)
But if you stick with sliding, Frogger rocks. Mixing the classic arcade game with the iPhone’s awesomeness works to perfection, and I’m thrilled that it was ported so well.
Atari 2600All Game Guide (1998)
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.
ColecoVisionAll Game Guide (1998)
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.
Game Boy ColorConsoles Plus (Jun, 1999)
Un jeu de réflexes parfaitement adapté à la Game Boy, qui vous promet de longues heures de divertissement.
TI-99/4AComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Sep, 1985)
On cartridge, any limitations previously produced by basic language speed, or complexity, are of course non-existent. This one or two player game does not need joysticks - no provision has been made for keyboard use. (...) The riverbank dash is the fun bit - the turtles dive while you are deciding which log, running in the opposite direction, is most advantageous.
Atari 2600JoyStik (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.
ColecoVisionRetro Game Reviews (Apr 12, 2017)
Frogger is a faithful port of the Arcade classic with terrific gameplay, smooth controls and a perfect level of difficulty. While it doesn't have a great deal of longevity due to the static stage design, there's still a lot to enjoy, particularly if you're a fan of simple, high score action 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.
AndroidGameZebo (Dec 31, 2009)
Pong. Pac-Man. Centipede. Tetris. Galaga. Burger Time. Ah, just thinking about all of those classic video games takes me back to those moments in time when I first discovered that our TV could be used to play a game (Pong). Or that I was actually good at something down at the corner arcade (Pac-Man). Or that I could beat the pants off my brother at a video game (Burger Time). Twenty five years later, it is wonderful now to see these classic games make their way onto my preferred gaming device, the iPhone. Like the other classic games of the 80’s, Frogger has always been one of my favorites. But the question is: does it work on the iPhone?
iPhoneGameZebo (Dec 31, 2009)
So, would I recommend you buy Frogger? If you like unique, classic videogames, then emphatically, “yes.” At $0.99, it is a terrific bargain! It’s sort of like asking a classical music lover if she wants to hear another round of Beethoven or Mozart or Bach. There’s just something about the classics in any entertainment medium. They never seem to grow old.
Atari 2600TeleMatch (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!
IntellivisionAll Game Guide (1998)
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.
Game Boy ColorIGN (Aug 26, 1999)
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 (Dec 15, 2008)
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.
PC BooterPC Magazine (Jul, 1983)
Frogger appeared to be well-constructed, with two minor exceptions. The registry of high scores seemed to occasionally overlook a new record, for reasons I could not discern. Also, the transition from the high score board into a new game sometimes took repeated punches of the escape and return key. That notwithstanding, a hopping good time will be had by all. Frogger has a leg up on most of the other arcade games for the PC.
IntellivisionElectronic Fun with Computers & Games (Nov, 1983)
What can one say about a legend that hasn't already been said? This green glamourpuss jumped out of the arcades and into our hearts— and here he is again in yet another format— Intellivision. The amorous amphibian looks pretty much the same as he tour-jetes through traffic. It helps to have played the arcade version, if only so your imagination can embellish the rudimentary graphics on display here.
Game Boy ColorDaily Radar (1999)
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.
Atari 2600JoyStik (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.
Game Boy ColorGameSpot (Jan 28, 2000)
Frogger is one of those gaming archetypes that has remained basically unaltered since it made its coin-op debut.
IntellivisionThe Video Game Critic (Mar 19, 2000)
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.
Game Boy ColorElectric Games (Jan 10, 2000)
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.
iPhoneRetro Gamer (Mar 26, 2009)
Controls (...) are something of an issue, with only the slide option offering you any real degree of control. It's an adequate enough port, but when you consider what bedroom coders are achieving on the system, Frogger does feel a little lazy. One for hardcore Frogger fans only we're afraid.
SNESNintendo Power Magazine (Nov, 1998)
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.
Game Boy ColorComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Apr, 1999)
Fill the five gaps at the top with frogs, and you're onto the next level. Later, not only is the traffic a problem but crocodiles like to cruise the river, and snakes will hide in some awkward places. Frogger is a classic game, and it's a faithful version that proves to be a lot of fun, even if it is basic.
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.
iPhoneAppVee (Nov 10, 2009)
Overall, the game is priced wonderfully low and this makes it a no-brainer to grab if you like frogger. I definitely recommend buying it. It has some small quirks, but hey.. it's frogger on the iPhone. Check it out.
GenesisAtari HQ (1998)
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.
Game Boy ColorNintendo Power Magazine (Jan, 1999)
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.
Game Boy ColorMega Fun (Jul, 1999)
Leider verpassten die Macher die Gelegenheit, dem Platinen-Gruftie nachträglich mit neuen Spielelementen aufzupeppen, so dass dem simplen Froschtreiben nach einiger Zeit die Luft ausgeht.
Atari 5200The 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.
Game Boy ColorTotal! (Germany) (Jul, 1999)
Frogger ist für Nostalgiker interessant und eine knifflige Fingerübung für zwischendurch. Als abendfüllendes Spiel bietet das Game heutzutage zuwenig.
SNESTotal! (Germany) (Jul, 1999)
Frogger ist für Nostalgiker interessant und eine knifflige Fingerübung für zwischendurch. Als abendfüllendes Spiel bietet das Game heutzutage zuwenig.
iPhoneSlide to Play (Jul 29, 2010)
It’s Frogger: It’s not terrible, but it just doesn’t hold up when you’ve got incredible clones like Banzai Rabbit competing for the same dollars. Unless you must have this game for the sake of having it, go for something a bit more interesting.
Atari 8-bitMicro 7 (Jan, 1984)
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.
SNESAll Game Guide (1998)
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.
Game Boy ColorVideo Games (Apr, 1999)
Kein Optionsmenü, keine speicherbaren Highscores, ein halbes Duzend Sound-Samples - eine so lieblose 5-Minuten-Portierung ohne jegliche Innovation hat der Klassiker nun wirklich nicht verdient.
iPhonePocket Gamer UK (Aug 20, 2008)
It's the pricepoint that causes Frogger to collapse more than anything. The tap interface works well enough to make the moments spent with the game's sole mode of play enjoyable; however, those moments are brief since there's limited gameplay to be had here – nothing has been done to evolve the classic gameplay. More content, tuned controls, and a lower price tag could have saved this dying breed.
Commodore 64Info (Sep, 1983)
The official version of the popular arcade game by Sega comes to the 64 with every nuance intact except the coin-slot & the aroma of pizza. Impressive music and sound. Smooth animation. You can't get closer to the original than this.
Commodore 64Happy Computer (Nov, 1983)
Das hier besprochene Programm für den Commodore 64 hält sich übrigens sehr stark an das Spielhallenoriginal, wenn es auch eine nicht ganz so hochauflösende Grafik hat und in der Spielgeschwindigkeit nicht voll mithalten kann. Die Spielhandlung aber ist weitgehend identisch mit dem Original und das Spielvergnügen kaum geringer.

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