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#1 Bobbety_F OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:03 PM

It's good to find somewhere dedicated to Atari and classic games in general - I had no idea this wonderful site existed!

 

Anyway, apologies for the poor pun...and the slightly odd topic, but something pulled me back towards Frogger at the weekend. It been had years - perhaps as many as twenty - since I'd last played the game, but once I started playing, it was very difficult to stop. I was - as anyone who watches the video will see - very very bad at it. But, here's the thing...the design is so good, I really didn't mind having to endlessly retry, and as soon as I have a bit more time - probably the weekend now - I'm going to get back to it. 

 

Can anyone guide me as to where to head next? Is there anything Frogger-like that I should be aware of? I'd hugely appreciate help and guidance with my return to the classics:)

 

 

Here's my dreadful Frogger skills for all to see:)

 

https://youtu.be/cuCwfgD5-FA



#2 Tales from the Game Room OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:42 PM

Back in the day, Activision made a Frogger-type game called "FREEWAY" for the Atari 2600.  It's based on the old saying "Why did the chicken cross the road?" 

 

You may want to check that one out.

 

~ Ash

 

Here is the commercial...

 

https://youtu.be/hsnNxnGowcg


Edited by Tales from the Game Room, Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:43 PM.


#3 accousticguitar OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:57 PM

You could try Frogger II.



#4 BillyHW OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:17 PM

Threedeep kind of sucks though.



#5 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:04 AM

Threedeep kind of sucks though.

It's Threeedeep!

 

One of mine and my wife (back then) favourite games.


Edited by high voltage, Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:07 AM.


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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:15 AM

I’m not going to be Captain Obvious and bother mentioning games like Q*Bert.   

 

From your video, looks like you’ve got MAME up and running, so with that in mind, here are some lesser-known titles you might like:

 

Jumping Jack – not really like Frogger, except that it revolves around a play mechanic of discrete “hops” to a destination.  Very addictive once you start to get the flow down.

 

The Amazing Adventures of Mr. F. Lea – this game has 4 different screens with different objectives, and each screen is a blatant rip-off of a more well-known classic.  Frogger is one of the games from which F. Lea borrows liberally; Donkey Kong and Jungle Hunt are others.



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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:18 AM

Can anyone guide me as to where to head next? Is there anything Frogger-like that I should be aware of? I'd hugely appreciate help and guidance with my return to the classics:)

Did you know there's a portable Atari VCS? And that it includes a version of arcade Frogger, and you can load the ROM of old Atari VCS Frogger from Parker Brothers onto an SD card?

 

http://atariage.com/...atibility-list/



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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:20 AM

If you're not adverse to modern games, Crossy Road is essentially endless Frogger. 



#9 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:27 AM

If you're not adverse to modern games, Crossy Road is essentially endless Frogger. 

 

And it's awesome. Also see Pac-Man 256 by the same developer for endless Pac-Man. 



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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:37 AM

Frostbite

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:58 AM

 

And it's awesome. Also see Pac-Man 256 by the same developer for endless Pac-Man. 

Luv Pac-Man 256. 



#12 Cynicaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:17 PM

Frostbite

 

Wow, I can’t believe I responded to this thread earlier and didn’t think to suggest Frostbite, which is one of my favorite games of all time for any platform. 

 

So yeah, Frostbite.



#13 Bobbety_F OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:10 PM

Thanks for all of these suggestions, guys! I was going to try some of the modern (and, I suspect, disastrous) 'reimaginings' of Frogger at the weekend, but I think  I'lll have a much better time with these games!

 

I had Frogger running on MAME4Droid, Cynicaster. I run MAME4Droid on the Nvidia Shield TV, which is an emulation powerhouse! I'm determinded to get a real cabinet one day, though;-) 


Edited by Bobbety_F, Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:20 PM.


#14 Bobbety_F OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:22 PM

Did you know there's a portable Atari VCS? And that it includes a version of arcade Frogger, and you can load the ROM of old Atari VCS Frogger from Parker Brothers onto an SD card?

 

http://atariage.com/...atibility-list/

I had no idea there was a portable VCS!!...and it's a decent price too. There's this year's 'Easter Egg' sorted out...that's if I can actually wait a few more weeks;-)



#15 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:36 PM

I had no idea there was a portable VCS!!...and it's a decent price too. There's this year's 'Easter Egg' sorted out...that's if I can actually wait a few more weeks;-)


This warms my atherosclerotic evil little heart!

#16 Bobbety_F OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:36 PM

My Frogger video has now gone and spawned its own subtitles;-)

 



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Posted Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:54 AM

This has to be mentioned... a planned Game Gear version of Frogger which ultimately was never released. Heaven only knows why, though, as it was very good. I owned the prototype and had it dumped so everyone could play it!

 







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