Frogger The Great Quest
Genre Action -> Arcade
Today's Rank 10626
Date N/A
Publisher Konami
Date 2002-05-24
Publisher Konami
United Kingdom Retail Box ArtEvery now and then a game is released that redefines genres and raises the bar for the competition. Frogger: The Great Quest is not one of those games. In fact, it's so bad that it just might set game development back 20 years. While the 1981 arcade game Frogger was a simple, enjoyable, addictive experience, this title is a banal and uninspired 3-D platform game that preys on the nostalgic feelings of those who enjoyed the arcade original. There are many superior 3-D platformers available on the market, as well as many Frogger games more in tune with the initial title. The game sees Frogger on a quest to find a princess who can transform him into a human through a kiss. The developers attempt to mimic the 3-D platform action of games like Crash Bandicoot and Rayman, but fail to deliver on many fronts: the controls are unresponsive, the camera system is infuriating, and the graphics suffer from clipping and frame-rate problems. Players can beat the game in fewer than five hours, and it would be a lot shorter if the load times weren't so horribly long. One of the few positives is that the game's 15 levels are quite picturesque; that is to say the game looks good when nothing is moving. Players nostalgic for Frogger fun will be better served by the excellent Frogger's Adventures: Temple of the Frog for Game Boy Advance.--Raymond M Padilla
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