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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Enjoy the classic game Frogger, revitalized and brand spanking new on your Xbox 360. Features enhanced artwork building on the original title's style, modernized sound and music, and all new play modes. Versus speed mode: Race a friend in split screen or Xbox Live action with this exciting new mode. Take as many frogs as you need to be the first to get five across the street for a new, intense competition. Co-op play: With a friend in the room, or on the other side of the world via Xbox Live, put your competitive nature aside and work together to push your frogs to the limit. All new bonuses: Rescue extra frogs, discover Frogger's friends, and search out tasty insect bonuses to push your score higher. There's an all time high score for this title, and someone's gonna have to beat it. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. For a small outlay of MS points, Frogger captures that old school feel that will bring many a gamer back to the quarter stacking days. The controls are tight, the updated graphics are snazzy, and the online options are pretty nifty.
  2. 75
    Frogger is still charming and still gives you that queasy nervous feeling when you suddenly realize how much of a challenge it is you're eventually facing.
  3. It's not complicated, but Frogger holds some serious reminiscence value for those old enough to remember the ancient quarter-muncher even if it doesn't maintain quite the addictiveness of newer casual games like "Zuma" or "Feeding Frenzy."
  4. Basically just another old school title ripped out of a compilation pack, and a five dollar fee attached to it. That said, the game is still solid, definitely prettier than any of the other old-school Live Arcade titles out there.
  5. At its core is one of the greatest arcade games ever. Just remember that there’s nothing else waiting for you and that although you can finally get online with a Frogger title, you’ll be more alone there than you would be playing single-player.
  6. For some bizarre reason, Konami thought it would be a great idea to make the screen as tiny as possible and make it as difficult as possible to fix it. You have to pause the game (while in game) to adjust the screen size. While in single player it’s not a problem, but during an Xbox Live game, it’s very much a problem.
  7. About as fun as chiseling "HATE" into your eyes with a scalpel. [Issue 10, p.106]

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. WinterArcane
    Apr 17, 2008
    6
    It is what it is and Frogger is a classic. That doesn't change the fact that it's definitely showing its age, though. It's still fun in short bursts, but doesn't have much staying power. Normally I'll play a few rounds of it every other week, so I guess I've gotten my $5 worth, but it's far from a must have. Expand
  2. Andyman
    Jul 12, 2006
    6
    The Live modes make this game a 6 due to their sheer fun factor. The offline game is a frustrating 4 at best. The enhanced graphics mode has buggy collision detection: 4 separate times I jumped onto the center of a log and died for no apparent reason. I have never seen that happen in the classic game in 25 years of Frogger-playing. The fact that it doesn't keep your local high scores (other than your best in the Leaderboard) is really annoying and is a great example of some very lazy programming. Here's hoping Konami's future Live Arcade games have a bit more effort put into them. Collapse
  3. SeanS.
    Jul 14, 2006
    3
    Poorly implemented 'pocket money' version of the original with no apparent effort to update it for 2006. Unacceptable that a game that involves moving up/down/left/right has online lag and unresponsive D-Pad controls. Advertised feature of offline co-op/mp doesn't seem to actually be in the game (may be wrong, but I've not found it) and glitches with unlocking achievements. Screen has to be manually stretched across widescreen tv's otherwise you can't see it properly, then resized again to make the mp fit onto the screen. 3/10 score purely because of Frogger's 'classic' status and the price. If I was MS, wouldn't want too many people seeing this as an example of what the Arcade has to offer. If it was offered as part of a retro bundle may have got away with it but as the first arcade title for a couple of months not very impressed - the only noticeable hi-def graphics I've seen in this game are the gamerpic. It's cheap and it's Frogger, but personally I'd prefer to give my 400pts to charity. Expand
  4. MatC.
    Jul 24, 2006
    3
    Buggy, clumsy, and frustrating. You can even jump backwards first, cover up your time, and then get around to playing. Some achievements also are not triggered properly. Play the demo. After that, replay the demo. Save the $5 on this one. Expand