Frogger: Ancient Shadow PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Frogger is Back to His Classic Beginnings. His home of Firefly Swamp is being overrun by Dr. Wani and his evil plans. Join Frogger in his latest adventure as he explores seven different worlds and tries to restore order to his beloved swamp. Features classic, addictive "hop and dodge"Frogger is Back to His Classic Beginnings. His home of Firefly Swamp is being overrun by Dr. Wani and his evil plans. Join Frogger in his latest adventure as he explores seven different worlds and tries to restore order to his beloved swamp. Features classic, addictive "hop and dodge" gameplay. Mini games with up to 4 players on all platforms. Over 30 levels of play. Wide range of character moves, such as the double jump, tongue grab, and more. Special bonus - orignial 1981 Frogger arcade game included on all platforms. [Konami] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. This is a clean, simple, and fun platform game that has plenty to offer gamers of all ages. Kids can enjoy it for the cartoonish nature and silly comedy, while elder gamers can use it to de-stress after the latest round of "Call of Duty" or "F.E.A.R."
  2. PSM Magazine
    65
    Surprisingly, this latest Frogger adventure is quite solid. [Nov 2005, p.82]
  3. The single player campaign is dragged out and filled with the same puzzles over and over, and there isn’t a whole lot of depth to the multiplayer portion either. Although it’s possible for some kids and people new to the series to have some fun here, Ancient Shadow doesn’t quite hit the mark as a whole.
  4. 53
    The control mechanics in the title, initially jarring and overly complicated, aren't likely to mesh well with younger players, and the die-and-retry level design can be tedious.
  5. Ancient Shadow doesn't bring anything new to the table, and, what's worse, none of the problems from the previous games have been fixed or improved.
  6. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    I still don't know why I have to press L and R to rotate a frog. Is he robotic or what? [Jan 2006, p.100]
  7. 30
    The only thing that saves this game from getting a big fat zero is that the graphics look good, it has plenty of bells and whistles (costumes Frogger can wear, multiplayer, challenge mode, etc.) and the background music goes well with the levels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Karl
    Nov 10, 2005
    6
    Solid game. It provides a challenge.
  2. Aug 18, 2010
    2
    While it tries to be a laid back platformer, Frogger: Ancient Shadow is a frustrating exercise in awkward controls. It tries to maintain theWhile it tries to be a laid back platformer, Frogger: Ancient Shadow is a frustrating exercise in awkward controls. It tries to maintain the one tap = one unit of movement mechanics that the original Frogger used. It fails at this greatly, spreading out every little movement over all the gamepad buttons. For example, there are two different jump buttons. to rotate the character you have to use the shoulder buttons. Tapping the directional pad will cause the poor frog to jump into the water and drown. Yes, the frog can't swim. THE FROG CAN'T SWIM. Expand
  3. ChrisE.
    Dec 19, 2005
    0
    Frogger should never ever have a story line ever!