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  • Summary: Frogger's coin-op thrills are back and better than ever in Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition! The arcade excitement of Frogger returns in time for its 30th anniversary celebrations with updates that are sure to delight fans old and new. Players can jump into the action with classic and brand-new game modes like Tile Capture, Battle Royale, Freak Out and more that expand the challenge of Frogger's style of run-and-dodge gameplay. Players can even customize their game experience through a variety of different skins, from the modern neon style of HYPER ARCADE to the 8-bit sprites from Frogger, Castlevania and even CONTRA! Competitive types can also throw down against friends or the CPU in up to 4 player matches to find out who's really the top frog! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    80
    The gameplay is as addicting as it was in years past, and the game's new features allows the classic game to feel different from the original in many important ways.
  2. 75
    Make no mistake: this is the definitive version of Konami's amphibian-driven arcade game. But because the original wasn't quite the masterpiece Pac-ManĀ­ and Space Invaders were, it falls just short of those homages.
  3. Aug 2, 2012
    60
    Although this is one of the most complete versions of Frogger we have seen in the latest 30 years, it is also too simple. It has varied and fun game modes, very entertaining when played with friends, but the feeling is that the title is too limited, with no new additions to the classic formula or a reinvention.
  4. Aug 3, 2012
    60
    Although Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition delivers a very complete package, it doesn't do anything new or special. The gamemodes feel almost the same and thanks to that, only the real Frogger fans will be excited by this downloadable game.
  5. 30
    An uneven collection of mini-games that are only occasionally suited for multiplayer and lacks the depth to entertain in single player.
  6. 30
    Don't mourn this roadkill. [Oct 2012, p.99]
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  1. Sep 8, 2012
    8
    Frogger has always been something I hold fondish memories of, and am aware of it's classic status, but it has never gripped me past a few minutes blast on MAME or something. But I downloaded the trial of this new update was very pleasantly surprised. The demo is only multiplayer though (local with people or CPU bots), so I roped in my girlfriend to play and she liked it so I thought bugger it and bought it and am very pleased I did.

    It's basically Pacman Championship Edition for Frogger. It has a cool funky visual style, of which you can also choose many varieties such as the awesome 8-bit look, and includes multiple different modes. You have the usual Frogger we all know and love (well, like), and has the obligatory online scoreboards (essential here), as well as cool challenges and battle modes.

    I have to give special mention to the music which is absolutely amazing.. Every song is a remake or tribute to the original score and is done really well, very 'technoy' in nature much like Pacman CE, but theres a funk track with old style organs that is amazing, and the last track with the guy singing about Frogger is genius. Worth the price of admission alone!
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