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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Frogger is adapted from the '70s arcade game. There's some mild violence when frogs get hit by cars, but there's no blood. Players who log into their Facebook accounts in-game will have their scores and photos displayed inside Facebook friends' Frogger games. Kids can also connect to OpenFeint or Game Center, depending on their device. OpenFeint allows chat with strangers.
What's it about?
Kids tap at the far top, left, right, or bottom of the screen to advance Frogger and help him avoid cars and slow-moving trucks. Once across the road, kids have to hop Frogger onto left-moving turtles and right-moving logs to get to the beach on the other side, snagging pink flies along the way. A 20-second timer means kids have to keep Frogger moving. Kids to share scores via Facebook or, depending on their device, OpenFeint or Game Center.
Is it any good?
Frogger is delightfully retro while employing modern touch and tilt controls. The goal: cross a busy five-lane freeway and alligator-infested river without getting squished or eaten. The scoring is a little confusing at first and the arcade music repetitive, but kids will love helping Frogger to safety.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Math: measurement
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, decision-making, prediction
- Price: Free-$.99
- Release date: March 26, 2010
- Category: Arcade Games
- Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
- Version: 2.0.5
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later; Android 1.6 and up