History VideoGame / Frogger

10th Jun '18 1:55:30 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* GuideDangIt: The game gives almost no indication that you're able to superhop on a few of the hedges in Mower Mania. The only hint that you can is that a few of the hedges are flat and recessed on the top, but if you don't have a keen eye for detail, it's incredibly easy to overlook.

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The game gives almost no indication that you're able to superhop on a few of the hedges in Mower Mania. The only hint that you can is that a few of the hedges are flat and recessed on the top, but if you don't have a keen eye for detail, it's incredibly easy to overlook.overlook.
** It is very easy to overlook the fact that one of the alligators that makes up the alligator bridge in Big Boulder Alley never goes under the water, even though he otherwise looks exactly the same as all the rest. That simple fact makes going across the bridge ''infinitely'' easier, though still not a cakewalk.
8th Jun '18 10:45:45 PM LB7979
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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The original game was limited to drowning or being flattened by a vehicle, and maybe the occasional alligator. Other games in the series got a little more creative. The 1997 ''Frogger'' alone had: being mauled by a dog, crushed between spiked walls, ''getting run over by a lawnmower'', etc.
** In Frogger 3D, you have all those deaths, except [[BlackBlood green blood oozes from Frogger]]. No wonder it was rated E10+.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The In the original game game, the death of the playable character was limited to drowning or being flattened by a vehicle, and maybe being eaten by the occasional alligator. Other games in the series got a little more creative. The 1997 ''Frogger'' alone had: being mauled by a dog, crushed between spiked walls, ''getting run over by a lawnmower'', etc.
** In Frogger 3D,
etc. And in ''Frogger 3D'', you have all those deaths, except plus [[BlackBlood green blood oozes from Frogger]]. No wonder it was rated E10+.



* SpiritualSuccessor: The Australian mobile game ''VideoGame/CrossyRoad''. It's the same concept, but with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and an endless, randomly generated level.
** Lampshaded by the unlockable Doge character from the above game; 'So clone' will appear on the screen occasionally, aside from other things.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The Australian mobile game ''VideoGame/CrossyRoad''. It's the same concept, but with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and an endless, randomly generated level.
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level. Lampshaded by the unlockable Doge character from the above game; 'So clone' will appear on the screen occasionally, aside from other things.
10th May '18 7:16:19 AM eroock
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-->--'''Music/PaulAndStorm,''' "Frogger! The Frogger Musical"

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16th Mar '18 6:33:37 PM bt8257
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16th Mar '18 6:32:40 PM bt8257
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''Frogger'' was also featured in a subplot of an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', aptly named "The Frogger."

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''Frogger'' was also featured in a subplot of an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', aptly named "The Frogger."Frogger".
16th Mar '18 5:19:50 PM bt8257
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16th Feb '18 11:04:01 PM Sammettik
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* IAmNotShazam: Contrary to popular belief, "Frogger" is not the name of the frog.[[note]]Just as "Film/{{Jaws}}" is not the name of the shark.[[/note]] That was an invention of later adaptations and games. In this game, he's just a nameless frog.



* RealSongThemeTune: ... However, four of the themes are copyrighted {{Anime}} themes, providing the inversion. They come from ''Rascal the Racoon'' (used as the main gameplay theme), ''Anime/HeidiGirlOfTheAlps'', ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'' (split into two jingles), and ''Moero Arthur: Hakuba no Ouji'' (which was actually a second season of another show).



* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Many ports of this game either change ''all'' the music (including the previously mentioned Inu no Omawari-san[[note]]Although Camptown Races and Yankee Doodle are usually left intact[[/note]]), or leave it out entirely, all because of the previously mentioned copyrighted anime themes.
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Many ports of this game either change ''all'' the music (including the previously mentioned Inu no Omawari-san[[note]]Although Camptown Races and Yankee Doodle are usually left intact[[/note]]), or leave it out entirely, all because of the previously mentioned copyrighted anime themes.
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* ExcusePlot: Pretty much. The "plot" given in the manual makes very little sense, summing up as "Frogger disappeared for a long time and while he was gone, a bunch of baby frogs went missing." But it still doesn't explain the more nonsensical elements of the game, such as how they ended up in the sewers and in the clouds.

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* ExcusePlot: Pretty much. The "plot" given in the manual makes very little sense, summing up as "Frogger disappeared for died a long time ago and while he was gone, a bunch of baby frogs went missing.missing. Now he's alive again and has to save them." But it still doesn't explain the more nonsensical elements of the game, such as how they ended up in the sewers and in the clouds.


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* UltimateEvil: A ridiculously extreme example. "Game Over, the ruler of all that is evil in good games", is implied to be the GreaterScopeVillain for ''every game in existence''.
12th Nov '17 10:04:30 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* MeaninglessLives: You only have three lives so Game Overs can and do happen, but all that happens is you get spit back to the main menu, where you can restart the level you just died on. Might as well have just had infinite lives, since navigating through the menus to pick up where you left off is annoying, especially if it happens repeatedly. And it often does on the harder levels.

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* MeaninglessLives: You only have three lives (or five, in the PC port) so Game Overs can and do happen, but all that happens is you get spit back to the main menu, where you can restart the level you just died on. Might as well have just had infinite lives, since navigating through the menus to pick up where you left off is annoying, especially if it happens repeatedly. And it often does on the harder levels.
12th Nov '17 10:03:11 PM MrEightThreeOne
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* GrimyWater: In the sewer zone, and probably the only place where Frogger's SuperDrowningSkills are actually justified, since sewage actually ''would'' kill most living things.
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