• Publisher: Bandai
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2004
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. After the novelty of watching purposely weird characters launch frogs through Mouse Trap-style obstacle courses wears off, which, admittedly, might take a little while, you're left with a simple, shallow game.
  2. 50
    The best way to describe Ribbit King is mind numbing. My main complaints are that there's too much dead time -- where you're forced to watch animations you've seen countless times again and again (there's no way to skip them) and the game is a lot more about luck than it is skill.
  3. So if you’ve always dreamt of playing golf with frogs, you probably need some kind of therapy, but are likely to enjoy Ribbit King in the meantime. The rest of us will probably find it an amusing curiosity.
  4. The premise is priceless, but the game is so overly simplistic that it can't hold your attention for long. [July 2004, p.30]
  5. This subtlety, off the wall humour and quaint fun makes Ribbit King multiplayer very compelling indeed.
  6. This is a very welcome diversion in what is becoming a hugely predictable current generation console range, and absolutely the sort of thing I can see everyone saying ‘can I have a go’ once they see it.
  7. After the novelty is gone, it's an adequate, if goofy, golf title with passable technical execution. [June 2004, p.123]
  8. It's not the worst game we've played and it certainly looks pretty. But Ribbit King is tedious with a capital Tee. Anyone with a brain need not apply. [PSM2]
  9. 60
    It would be nice if it were a little deeper or offered a few more ways to play, but we’d recommend anyone looking for some light and wacky sports action to look no further than Ribbit King.
  10. A perfectly fun, surreal distraction - but only when playing with live frolfers. If you go at it alone, even the Frolf Referee's entertaining mannerisms won't make up for the frustration caused by the cheating A.I. [July 2004, p.96]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jul 15, 2013
    2
    Ribbit King initially caught my eye as it looked like a unique spin on the golf genre. It soon became clear however that winning relied almostRibbit King initially caught my eye as it looked like a unique spin on the golf genre. It soon became clear however that winning relied almost completely on luck making multi-player games a complete bore as two identical shots result in totally different results. If you want a fun golf game pick up Everybody's Golf instead. Full Review »
  2. LauraG.
    Dec 20, 2007
    8
    If you're looking for a fun, slightly witty, and different multi player game, Ribbit King is your match. I bought it for my brother on a If you're looking for a fun, slightly witty, and different multi player game, Ribbit King is your match. I bought it for my brother on a whim and my whole family enjoys it as much as they do We Love Katamari. More options for game play would be nice, but it's excellent for what it is. Full Review »