Frogger

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Arcade-inspired game is good froggy fun for kids.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

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.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

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.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

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Kid, 9 years old September 14, 2010

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.

App details

For kids who love arcade games

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