Frogger Reviews (Game Boy Color)
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|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||3.7|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||3.5|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||3.6|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.5|
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|Overall User Score (6 votes)||3.5|
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All 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that sometimes simpler is better - and that you can mess with the classics only so much before stripping them of what originally made them so unique.
Consoles Plus (Jun, 1999)
Un jeu de réflexes parfaitement adapté à la Game Boy, qui vous promet de longues heures de divertissement.
IGN (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?
Daily 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.
GameSpot (Jan 28, 2000)
Frogger is one of those gaming archetypes that has remained basically unaltered since it made its coin-op debut.
Electric 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.
Nintendo 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.
Mega 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.
Total! (Germany) (Jul, 1999)
Frogger ist für Nostalgiker interessant und eine knifflige Fingerübung für zwischendurch. Als abendfüllendes Spiel bietet das Game heutzutage zuwenig.
Video 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.