By Carla Thornton,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Arcade-inspired game is good froggy fun for kids.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Frogger wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. Kids can learn some about timing –- when to hop Frogger across the road to avoid vehicles and when to hop onto turtles and logs to get safely across the river. Each obstacle has a different speed and frequency, so kids have to analyze and predict when –- and if -– that log will arrive in time. Frogger is a classic, fun arcade game but has limited learning potential.
Ease of Play
A generous number of settings make this game very easy and fun to play. There are three ways to make the frog hop: Tap or slide offer the most control. Tilt works faster, but is harder to master initially. The Classic Graphics mode is so heavily pixelated the frogs and other objects are hard to identify. Most people will prefer Normal mode's more realistic detail.
Violence & Scariness
Frogs hit by cars look squashed but there's no blood.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
A "Get Games" link on the main menu launches a full-screen selection of additional Konami games available for purchase. Some versions of the app have ads, and some versions have in-app purchases for additional modes.
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.
Where to Download
Videos and Photos
Based on 1 parent review
Report this review
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
- 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
- Last updated: July 13, 2020
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Where to Download
Our Editors Recommend
Classic Arcade Game Apps
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate