Important information

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. By continuing to use our site, you consent to Steel Media's privacy policy.

Steel Media websites use two types of cookie: (1) those that enable the site to function and perform as required; and (2) analytical cookies which anonymously track visitors only while using the site. If you are not happy with this use of these cookies please review our Privacy Policy to learn how they can be disabled. By disabling cookies some features of the site will not work.


Frogger Review

By Damian Chiappara, on July 24, 2009


Frogger
Download on the AppStore
Rating

PROS

  • Well done port of an arcade classic.
  • Control options make the game easy to play.
  • Updated visuals and gameplay sounds.

CONS

  • No online leaderboard options.
  • Players must line up their final jump into the frog hole perfectly or end up losing a life.

VERDICT

If you’ve ever enjoyed dodging cars and guiding your frogs to safety, then you’ll enjoy this faithful port of Frogger. This game is worth the current price.


  • Full Review
  • App Store Info
  •  

Frogger is a port of the classic Konami arcade title. The gameplay and goal are the same; navigate your frog across a busy highway and the river to his home on the bank. Players must get 5 frogs across the river bank in order to complete the level, while collecting power-ups and bonuses in order to get more points.

Frogger is controlled by flicking your finger on the screen in the direction you want him to jump. Players can also tap or tilt in order to move by changing the options in the menu, but gameplay seems to be simplified when flicking.

The visuals look good and have been greatly improved from the original. The game features all the original sounds and music but have also been redone slightly to improve quality. This is a single player game and highscores are recorded in the score menu. However, there are no online leaderboard options, which is absurd considering the competitive arcade history of Frogger.

If you know anything about arcade gaming, then you’ll know Frogger was one of those early titles on par with Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. This was one of the major titles that helped launch the gaming industry and thankfully hasn’t lost its charm. The updated audio and visuals make for a fresh new look that will welcome new players as well as old. Overall, there’s no way you can refuse Frogger’s simple and classic gameplay. This is a great game and has earned a place in any player’s iPhone collection.

Screenshots

Screenshot 1 of 8 Screenshot 2 of 8 Screenshot 3 of 8 Screenshot 4 of 8 Screenshot 5 of 8 Screenshot 6 of 8 Screenshot 7 of 8 Screenshot 8 of 8

Comments