Trivia / Frogger

  • Port Overdosed: Owing to the simplicity of its controls, its tile-based gameplay, and its lack of need for sprite animations, Frogger is an exceptionally easy game to port, and it has been on virtually everything capable of playing games from the last 30 years.
  • Shout-Out: The sound playing when the frog, ahem, meets the ladyfrognote  was used in the German summer hit "Another Holiday" by the Other Ones.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to the 1997 game's lead programmer, the game started life as something of a free-roaming type of 3D game that was going to stray somewhat from the arcade game's roots, and was developed with the PC in mind with the PSX version being the port. Due to Troubled Production and poor feedback from just about everyone involved, this was scrapped and the game was reworked from the ground up to be more like a proper reimagining of the arcade game, with the console priorities swapping in the process (so now the PSX version was the original, and the PC being the port).
    • According to developer notes, every zone was also planned to have five levels with a much more copious use of Cut-and-Paste Environments (for instance, Airshow Antics was supposed to have a second iteration); however, efforts were re-focused in making the levels better rather than making more, so in the final game the amount of levels per zone varied instead.
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