A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
While there isn't a specific positive or negative message expressed in the game, Frogger does go on a mission to save young frogs.
Positive Role Models
Frogger is just a frog. There's no character development in the game.
Ease of Play
Controls are basic and easy to learn, but not especially well planned or executed during sessions, which could frustrate players.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Frogger in Toy Town is a downloadable arcade game for the Apple Arcade. The game is an expanded version of the arcade classic, but this time, Frogger is trying to save smaller frogs that are scattered across the environment from hazards. Frogger avoids obstacles (and cars) to get from one point to another. It's kid friendly, with no inappropriate content included.
Is It Any Good?
Any time you try to update a classic game, it's a risky affair. At least that's part of the hazard facing Frogger in Toy Town. The original Frogger might not have aged well graphically, but the core gameplay mechanic still works because it's easy to learn and responsive. Frogger in Toy Town utilizes that mechanic, but unfortunately, the Apple Arcade version isn't as responsive as you would like it to be, and as a result, the game suffers significantly. It's hard to move around levels at key moments, which often results in on-screen deaths, stopping you from reaching your level goals of collecting frogs or jelly beans. The art is beautiful and the obstacles are a nice mix of new and old. Ultimately, though, the game doesn't offer enough of an advancement on the central Frogger theme and is irrevocably marred by the control issues.
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