Originally released in 1981 by Konami, the Frogger arcade game is considered an all-time classic. Since then the property has been transferred to several owners, many of which tarnished the Frogger tradition. Now, back in Konami's hands, the little green fellow brings back everything people loved about the original arcade game, but with a modern twist. Frogger's Adventures: Temple of the Frog pits Frogger against the evil Mr. D, who has stolen the mystical elements that nourish the hero's marsh. Frogger must make his way through 15 levels spanning six environments in order to find the elements. After every few levels, he must engage in a boss fight. Like in the arcade original, Frogger spends most of his time hopping left, right, up, and forward, but in this version he must deal with more than moving cars and snapping crocodiles. The game's levels feature all sorts of perils, such as mazelike conveyer belts, spiked floors, and crumbling platforms. There are also 32 different types of enemies standing in his way. Among the few downsides of the game are its short length, the lack of variety-adding options, and the fact that the coin system that allows you to reach the last level is easy to fool. This is a great example of how to properly update a classic. The simple gameplay of the original Frogger is intact, but the developers have added clever levels, bright graphics, and modern game mechanics to the mix. This game is sure to please longtime Frogger fans, as well as create some new ones. --Raymond M. Padilla Pros: Easy-to-learn gameplay Levels add a new twist to classic Frogger moves Four in-game save slots Cons: Lack of options A bit short Coin system is easy to cheat
- Jump, glide and tongue-flick through 15+ levels in 5 different environments.
- A cartoonish action/platform game with an element of puzzle solving, Frogger expands on simple, yet addictive gameplay to catch players of all ages.