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« on: March 01, 2008, 08:26:33 AM »

Our first Parker Brothers Game of the Month is Frogger.  From Turtles dodging bugs to Frogs dodging cars.  Frogger of course has been a title on countless systems and atleast two older versions before the Playstation updates.  Our PAL friend will have an edge as most NTSC game players did not have this game growing up.  The NTSC version can be found on JD's multi-cart for the Odyssey 2 folk's.

Please share your; memories, thoughts, likes, dislikes, and any Frogger trivia that you know.  Have Fun!
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 03:15:53 PM »

Well I have quite a story with this one. My first computer was a ZX Spectrum. Some years ago i collected all the ROM cartridges that were released via an interface called the Interface 2. Only 10 roms were released, this was them due to being very expensive. It took me about 2 years to get all the roms. Anyway, about 6 weeks ago I heard on the grapevine that Parker were to release Frogger as an interface 2 rom but this only got to prototype stage. Well they have just been rediscovered but you cant play them unless you have a proper interface 2. I have been extremely lucky and managed to get an Eprom blown and some Interface 2 PCB's made up, i know have a complete collection of Parker games that were due to be released on the speccy but never made it, such as Popeye etc. I think that less than 5 copies of the ROM exist including original prototype!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 02:58:38 PM »

(Without knowing it was the game of the month) I played this version for the first over the weekend.  I'll attempt to play it again and post a score for the spirit of this board.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 03:19:58 PM »

uh...don't laugh since I'm new to this version....

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I'm having trouble figuring out how to time the left most lilly pad.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 05:49:43 PM »

I'm having trouble figuring out how to time the left most lilly pad.

Ah, yes... This is a problem everyone has with this game.  I thought it was my TV at first, my "gaming tv" is a little 13 inch screen.  Then I hooked it up to my larger TV and still had the same problem.  I think they would have been better off shifting the "lily pads" a little to the right and losing some of the space in-between to make up for it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 06:02:27 PM »

No discussion about Frogger would be complete without this comedy bit done for a show called "Seinfeld" in the US.  Enjoy!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyuY_ZwDbXE

Luckily the machine appears to be a fake.  I never realized it when the show aired but if you look at the joystick laying on top near the end it looks like it was made out of wood.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 08:21:52 PM »

I'm really impressed the title/intro screen.  That hopping frog looks great, but what's RECORDE? J/K    Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008, 09:55:54 PM »

What?s Frogger you?re playing. The brazilian version shows the word RECORDE it means "HIGH SCORE".
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008, 10:10:38 PM »

BTW.: The brazilian and the European releases have some diferences, graphics and gameplay. My personal favorite is the euro, since it?s harder than brazilian frogger.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008, 10:29:48 PM »

BTW.: The brazilian and the European releases have some diferences, graphics and gameplay. My personal favorite is the euro, since it?s harder than brazilian frogger.


So maybe everyone should post which version they're playing?

Anybody have screenshots showing the differences?
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008, 03:08:35 PM »

getting better....

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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2008, 12:36:36 AM »

BTW.: The brazilian and the European releases have some diferences, graphics and gameplay. My personal favorite is the euro, since it?s harder than brazilian frogger.


So maybe everyone should post which version they're playing?

Anybody have screenshots showing the differences?

Well, I make a quick screenshot sheet.


Left you?ll see the Euro and right the BR versions.
Some diferences:
1. Intro: In the BR version after the end of music Frogger will blink his eye. In the Euro version you can hear two songs one in the intro and other when there?s a new high score.
2.Street: You?ll see some cars with diferent colors and the truck with diferent sprites. During the game there?s some differences in the gameplay.
3. River: The crocodiles are diferentes, flies and crocodile?s heads have diferent colors, the Euro snake is larger. The most significant  diference is in the Euro version frogger needs to jump in blue area, so a Frogger will appear (it will gave us some flickering). In the BR version, the Frogger needs to jump on the green squares (it will disappear on the next time).
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2008, 07:20:53 PM »

Thanks for the screen shots.  I wonder why the differences.

Anyway...I believe I got 20290 last night.
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2008, 10:11:38 PM »

Thanks for the screen shots.  I wonder why the differences.

Anyway...I believe I got 20290 last night.

I don?t know why, maybe Ren? could explain it better, the Euro Frogger not run in the Odyssey BR. All Parker releases have some differences. I also believe, but it?s just a personal opnion, when the Odyssey was release here in Brazil (it was 1983), US was stopping the producion of games and Euro was releasing very few games, so I think some games was used as a kind of laboratory, maybe the brazilian Philips was planning releasing their own games?
Congratulations for you new hi score, saturday I?ll try it. During this week I?m working some new designs.
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2008, 10:34:31 PM »

Congratulations for you new hi score, saturday I?ll try it. During this week I?m working some new designs.


thanks....looks like I'll be improving on my score as well...since ANOTHER winter storm has effectivelly ruined my plans for this weekend.  Cry
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