• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2005
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Although not all of the DS's features are utilised (mainly the touch screen), the challenging gameplay and DS download function more than make up for this.
  2. A surprisingly enjoyable title that blends the sensibilities of old school arcade games with the complexities of modern gaming, making for a title that’ll likely please just about anyone, gamer or not.
  3. With its tight controls and diverse and rewarding levels, beautiful and engaging graphics, and its humorous story, Frogger: Helmet Chaos is sure to be a hit with audiences both new and old alike.
  4. A decent platform adventure game for the PSP. The diversified environments and vast array of puzzles require you to think at times, but there’s a little too much recycled material.
  5. Whereas the console game is bland and broken, the portable game is a lively 3D adventure packed with plenty to see and do.
  6. Personally, I think Frogger works better on a handheld, so Frogger: Helmet Chaos is easily my favorite version for this next-gen remake. You can bust out the classic 1981 game at a moments notice and relive your misspent youth, or dive into a substantial action-platform title that will challenge your reflexes and your brain.
  7. 70
    Compared to the barebones, disappointing release that is "Death Jr.," Konami comes back with the rebound, offering players a solid title that's simple to play and enjoyable for gamers of all ages.
  8. So, curse you Konami, for releasing "Frogger: Ancient Shadow" [PS2], which made me scream and throw my controller, and thank you Konami, for releasing Frogger: Helmet Chaos, which I had some fun with.
  9. 68
    It's just a very straightforward game design that, even with its rigid quirks, is more fun than it is impressive.
  10. Quotation forthcoming. [Nov 2005]
  11. Certainly seems to be directed towards a younger gaming audience with its colorful environments, cute characters and simple controls. The game is pretty childish with a straightforward story mode and a nice selection of multiplayer games.
  12. A revitalized Frogger would have been awesome on the PSP, but failure to introduce variety to the gameplay dooms this one to mediocrity.
  13. Ultimately, it starts to feel repetitive quickly. [Dec 2005, p.116]
  14. If there are huge differences between the console and PSP versions of Frogger, I didn't catch them. The gameplay and challenge are still a problem, and as such, I'll happily give them the same score.
  15. Frogger: Helmet Chaos is not a bad game by any stretch, nor is it particularly good. It seems like yet another licensed re-hash that attempts to re-imagine a gaming classic.
  16. 60
    The game is certainly on the short side, but for an entertaining and distinctive modern take on an arcade classic, there are much worse choices out there.
  17. Unfortunately, getting Frogger through his grid-based and danger-laced environment is about as snappy as email chess. [Mar 2006, p.99]
  18. Somehow, the PSP version makes Frogger's already-confusing mechanics even more frustrating. [Jan 2006, p.100]
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BlakeT.
    Oct 26, 2005
    7
    The classic version of the old arcade game is included. Need I say more?
  2. SteveH.
    Oct 22, 2005
    7
    The mini-games including the original Frogger (played vertically) are fun. It may be because I'm not a kid anymore but I find the platform game challenging and satisfying. Full Review »