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Frogger

created and published by Parker Brothers in 1983, running on Atari 5200
type: action/reflex
genre: Frogger-like
series: Frogger series
perspective: bird's-eye fixed camera
player options: single player
languages: eng other

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Technical specs
display: raster
Editor note
9530. Rarity 2 common+. North America NTSC. 1 player or 2 players alternating.
Hop across the freeway and doge the traffic. Avoid the snakes on the riverbank. Hop across the logs, alligators and turtles, again avoiding snakes and alligator teeth. Land on a lily pad. To compensate for the defectively designed 5200 joysticks, Parker Bros opted to provide 2 unique control schemes different from every other version of Frogger. You can point the joystick in the direction you want to jump, then press the jump button. Or you can use the 2, 4, 6, and 8 keys on the numeric pad to jump instantly.

Controls:
Speed, control scheme, and number of players are set before beginning a game. In a two player game, the 2nd player can set their speed and control scheme at the beginning of their first turn if they wish.

START or RESET on the controller in port 1 will begin a new game.
PAUSE = Disabled

This game uses overlays. The [OPEN] areas are just holes to let the button underneath be seen.
1 = [BLANK] 2 = [OPEN](↑) 3 = [BLANK]
4 = [OPEN](←) 5 = [BLANK] 6 = [OPEN](→)
7 = [BLANK] 8 = [OPEN](↓) 9 = [BLANK]
[Frogger]
= Fast/Slow 0=Joystick/Keypad # = 1–2 Players

OR Joystick control
←+Bottom Button = hop left
→+Bottom Button = hop right
↑+Bottom Button = hop up
↓+Bottom Button = hop down

The 'rules' of Frogger are copyrighted by Parker Brothers. That's odd, but they do make boardgames also.
(Zerothis) - # 2007-06-20 06:19:48
Authors / Staff

coding

Steve Kranish (programmer)

other

Parker Brothers (license)
Parker Brothers (rules)
Sega Enterprises Inc (copyright)
Sega Enterprises Inc (trade mark)
Contributors (3)
teran01
zerothis
Sanguine

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