Retro Wrap-Up: Frogger Edition

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

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Frogger | Retro Wrap-Up

An arcade game spawning a successful long-running franchise isn’t unheard of. Donkey Kong and Pac-Man are two notable examples. One that is somehow often overlooked in the discussion is Frogger. A popular arcade game in the early ’80s, the game was ported to home consoles at the time and became a classic. However, since that time, there have been over 20 Frogger games released. Some are straight ports of the original game, others are sequels with new levels and added features, while some were completely different genres.

The lack of popular recognition for these games, while distressing as a retro game fan, is not completely unfounded. These games may not have had the success as something like Donkey Kong Country, nor has Frogger himself ever made an appearance in Super Smash Bros. games. Plus, Frogger games have been published by Konami, so there’s that, too.

So, to celebrate the original top frog of gaming, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–presents a look at some classic TV moments for the Frogger franchise. Enjoy!

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About Eric Chetkauskas

Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.




  • JDobbs

    Back in the day, I got to play the Frogger remake for the PC/PS1/ other consoles at the time. I may need to hunt down some of the new Frogger games sometime and see how they are as games.