We aren’t here to dispute Frogger’s importance to gaming. The little amphibian has not only become an iconic figure to gamers and non-gamers alike, but it was one of the pioneers in the early arcade days. But, lets face it, any game from that era that comes out unchanged on modern platforms can feel pretty lackluster.
This version of Frogger has the one level from the very first version of the game, as well as a choice of two graphical themes: retro and slightly more modern. These can be swapped at any time in-game through the pause menu. As always, you must help Frogger cross the road and river five times, jumping into another slot each time, to advance to the next round. Each round becomes increasingly faster and adds more obstacles. The flick controls work decently, although the tilt and tap controls need some serious tweaking.
Frogger meets mid-life crisis.
Without new level designs or any new mechanics, this game gets old quickly. Konami did add a few achievements, although we doubt many people will care about these, as half of them simply require you to reach a certain level. We would have liked to see online leaderboards, but the only hint of these we’ve seen are over Facebook.
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.