F is for…Frogger

F…Screw you Frogger!

You can read the genesis of this A-Z here.

Now onto F!

Oh how bountiful is the overflowing goodness that is the list of arcade machines that start with the letter F that I remember playing!

Flying Shark, Frogger, Final lap, Final Fight, Fire Shark…ok so with the exception of Frogger maybe not household names but these are some of the games that I played a lot of. I bloody love vertical scrolling shooters and games like Flying Shark still float my boat to this day. You don’t really get a lot of games like that now, and to be fair its hard to improve of some of those that came out in the eighties such as Xevious and terra Cresta…to this day they remain perfect to me.

Pretty sure most folk remember frogger. Do you remember how hard it was though? Such was its bastardry that your 3 lives could be gone in less that 30 seconds. I kid you not. It may have good memories but just you try to play it today. You’ll realise how hard it was. Cross the road and you think youre doing great, then onto the logs, thinking yeah I got this.

No you don’t, ok. You don’t got this. You don’t got shit. Frogger got your 20 cent piece and you are going to be feeding it more if you want any sort of reward. Frogger was unforgiving and brutal, and don’t you let nostalgia tell you otherwise!

Flying Shark
Final Lap
Final Fight
Fire Shark

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

6 thoughts on “F is for…Frogger”

  1. One of my faves that I had the pleasure of owning on Atari. Did you ever play the “updater” 3D version of Frogger that came out in the mid-90’s? I appreciated the attempt to bring Frogger to modern gaming. Maybe we need another??

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  2. I remember Frogger and experienced the same frustrations with it as you did. It appears on old computers and there is a service user at my work who loves playing it. He’s better at it than I ever was.

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  3. I remember the computer reboot of Frogger… it had this level on ice where you had to stop just in time so the slide on the ice wouldn’t take you off the edge of the cliff. Oh and you had to eat fireflies to light some darkened areas too. Even more challenging than the original, but FUN!

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