Frogger iPhone App Review.
Yet another classic old school flash game is available for your iPhone and iPod Touch. We probably remember Frogger and the blind spots we saw after playing it for hours on end. In this classic entertainer, you help Frogger - the frog - overcome different obstacles to reach the other side of the river bank.
For those of you that haven't played it before, it shouldn't be a problem, but here's the basic rundown of how it works. You have to move the frog from the bottom of the screen towards the top, avoiding busy traffic, getting run down by the speeding cars, in order to get to the other side.
Various bonus points are up for grabs by getting on top of the fly or escorting the lady frog to safety. You get to the next level after successfully completing the course with 5 frogs.
This is easier said than done, as guiding your frog hop-by-hop through rush-hour traffic is no easy task. Once you get passed the cars eager to sqaush your little friend, you face a water stream with floating platforms, crocodiles and water snakes. As you might have guessed, timing movements is essential to your survival, but you also have to pay attention to the game timer.
Now, if on your desktop, controlling your frog was done with the arrow keys, on the iPhone the controls are a bit of a headache. The developers offered you three ways to controll your character: tilting the device, flicking your finger across the screen or tapping in the desired direction. Of the three, tapping seemed to work best, as tilting the phone obscured our view of the screen, and flicking sometimes does not register movements for your frog.
The iPhone version of Frogger stays true to its original arcade game, although more options should be available, including but not limited to leaderboards, various stages to select from, more game modes, and the viral element that is utterly missing. Frogger offers you one game mode along with a high-score list.
The original artwork however has been modernized, although still keeping within the cartoonish note. All in all, you're looking at an all-time classic, but with perhaps too few developments for the modern iPhonized age. The game is moderately priced at $0.99 in the AppStore.
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