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Frogger (フロッガー)

Released in 1981

Developer: Sega
Manufacturer: Sega
Distributor: Sega

***** (3 total votes)

Frogger marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Guide frogs home across road and river

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 32 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 1 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz

Hardware Platform

Konami Scramble hardware

Mame ROMs

frogger, Frogger (set 1)
frogger2, Frogger (modified Moon Cresta hardware)
froggers, Frog
frogsega, Frogger (set 2)

Game Details

Much copied game - frogs hit by trucks quite common - had to cross river via logs - why can't the frog swim???

The 1997 remake/update by Hasbro gave a second incredibly popular life to the franchise. It also engendered controversy; much like Tetris and other "hot properties", it was discovered that the company claiming to own Frogger didn't. Still unsure of the details, but Sega lost their claim, and Konami ended up becoming sole owner of the Frogger trademark and copyrights. (Does anyone know if perhaps Konami purchased Gremlin, or used to be Gremlin?)

Home versions are by a plethora of publishers; the original licence from Sega was divided between ROM and magnetic media- Parker Bros. got the ROM rights, Sierra the magnetic. This created the odd situation of 2 publishers doing the same game for the same system.

The book "Hackers" by Steven Levy details the development of the Atari 8-bit computer version for Sierra On-Line.

Followed by a (hard-to-find) sequel: Frogger II: Three-Deep!

Developed by Konami, released by Sega.

  • Published for Atari 2600, 5200, 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore VIC-20, 64, Odyssey 2, TI-99/4a, Intellivision, ColecoVision by Parker Bros.
  • Published for Atari 2600 by Starpath for the Supercharger adapter (under licence from Sierra On-Line.)
  • Published for Apple II, PC, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Commodore 64 by Sierra On-Line.
  • Published for Sega Genesis, SNES, Game Boy Color by Majesco Sales.
  • Published for PC, PlayStation by Hasbro.
  • Published for Game.Com and as handheld LCD game by Tiger.
  • Published as handheld/tabletop game by Coleco.

Trivia: An episode of Seinfeld had a parody of the game- an overhead shot of a man attempting to wheel a Frogger arcade cabinet across a busy street. The scene ended with the cabinet being smashed apart by a truck- quite traumatic to watch.

Frogger control panel
control panel

Frogger cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Frogger title screen
title screen
Frogger gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Frogger promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Frogger cabinet - small photo Member Ratings / Comments

***** by thelord04. Comment: "Frogger is the greatest arcade game of all time. Up until I was 7 my uncle owned an arcade and he had this game. It is a classic! If only my parents didn't force me to sell my Atari and the Atari version. The arcade version was great though. " 2003-10-13 11:59:31Z

***** by pastiemike. Comment: "this is one all time classic basic but great fun for hours, retro as , huge in the early eight's." 2003-11-25 08:22:29Z

***** by zafricano. Comment: "It's the play of my life. C'est le jeu de ma vie Es el juego de mi vida" 2005-07-15 13:03:12Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/21/2000 6:19:40 PM