Arcade Game: Frogger (1981 Konami) - video-games-arcade.com

Arcade Game: Frogger (1981 Konami)

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A maze game where you must move your frog to home as it’s final destination. The first half of the screen is bi-directional flow of traffic including buses, cars and race cars. Players must avoid these vehicles. Frogs can move safely with the flow of traffic to make their way to the second half of the screen, which consists of a river with fast moving logs and sinkable turtles. Frogs must hop on the backs of the logs and the sinkable turtles to get to the home base at the top of the screen. At random times throughout the game play, a lady frog will appear on a log. Bonus points are scored if the frog successfully hops on the back of the lady frog and escorts her safely home. A fly will also appear randomly in a home base. Bonus points can be scored if the frog hops in the home base when the fly is present. Sinking turtles also swiftly move across the river with the logs. If a frog is unsuccessful in hopping on a turtle’s back, the frog will sink and drown. Crocodiles, snakes, and otters also roam the moving river waiting to eat frogs on their way up to the home base. Players can hop on their back (except the snake, whose touch is deadly), but they must avoid their open mouths. The frog must be lined up perfectly to enter one of the 5 home bases. Players must maneuver the frogs to their home base within the allotted time (60 beats on the timer).

The frog can move vertically or horizontally by maneuvering the joystick. Players must maneuver the frog swiftly and precisely without getting run over, drowned, or eaten by the creatures that roam the flowing river. Avoiding traffic, deadly snakes, otters, crocodiles, and the treacherous diving turtles make game action stimulating in Frogger.

Other versions of this game are known as Frog.

Played on Final Burner Alpha emulator.

110 Comments

  1. I wait over 40 years . A World Master Championship of the best player of retro games. Top Ten & Top 100.

  2. Oh man I loved this game in '81 – it was in every bar I used to go to. I got really high scores, if I played before I started drinking.

  3. “He looks like a frog”
    “So do you”

  4. Got 2,146,236 on iPhone HD version. Pure classic!

  5. Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode about the Frogger cabinet? Funny shit!

  6. Cool game to play back in 1982 i remember

  7. i remember purposely killin g myself just to listen to the death music

  8. The frog from frogger knows where you sleep

  9. This game gave me episodes of anxiety. Fast, faster, then squash! More please!

  10. Does anyone remember an old frog jumping game similar? It was 3D platform jumping, you were supposed to find a princess, at the end when you kiss her, she becomes a frog though since she's just a hollywood princess. Any ideas?

  11. Who came here after watching the Seinfeld episode The Frogger?

  12. "The perfect combination of Mountain Dew and Mozzarella, just the right amount of grease of the joystick"

  13. Just as it was when I was 10 years of age. My father had an enormous projection screen monstrosity and he let us connect the 2600 to it. We were video game gods in our neighbourhood because we played our Atari on a 50 inch projection screen television. Unknown to my dad, the Atari tended to burn through bulbs.

  14. Fun fact this was one of the first games I ever played

  15. My favourite arcade game. in 1982 I scored 97,000 on one in the Central Arms in Newquay whilst on holiday, must have been about 30 people watching me as the top score when I went on was 6,000

  16. Kids are gonna come here saying:

    “OMG THIS RIPPED OFF CROSSY ROAD!!!”

  17. 1:29 "I had a little dreidel, and I made it out of clay. When it's dry and ready, oh Dreidel I shall play!"

  18. 3:23 "Dreidel dreidel dreidel, made it out of clay, oh, dreidel dreidel dreidel, dreidel I shall play!"

  19. 2:20 player who are watching frogger for the first time: wat is he doing

  20. We used to have tabletop version of the same the gameplay is the same it just the score system is different from the arcade version and the Atari 2600 version of the game I used this game when I was little.

  21. Frogger more like po-pp-poggers.. 😱😱😱😱

  22. I remember those bad days in the 80s. Logging companies using the waterways to transport their gear whilst you couldn't move on the roads for tractors and formula 1 racing cars!!

  23. If you are good at this game, your frog goes through. If you are bad, your frog goes splat !

  24. Me and my dad went to GameStop and they had a flogger arcade and now all the names on the leaderboard expect 1 is ours 😂

  25. The Atari 2600 Port was made from Sega….😳

  26. I didn't know that game is from Konami…😳

  27. POV: you’re a dog in jojo’s bizarre adventure trying to cross the road

  28. I remember seeing a arcade table version cabinet of this game back in a friend of the family's basement in Ohio for 1 of a few Thanksgiving family reunions back in when I was very young. It was also the same time I lay my eyes on the vintage 1981 Donkey Kong arcade cabinet. Good memories! ^^"

  29. I hate to tell you this but you SUCK at frogger!

  30. Your so slow you havent even got the music to play yankee doodle dandy

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