Take a classic game, give it updated graphics and add
a few new levels and you would have Lady Frog. Only they forgot
to bring the addictiveness of the original and the balanced
gameplay. In case you cannot figure it out, Lady Frog is a
revamped version of Frogger with prettier graphics, new levels
and more. But it does not hold a candle to the original.
The first screen looks
just like original. Cross the traffic and get across the
river. Pretty simple to figure out. I went across the street
and easily avoided the traffic. I then crossed the beach and
avoided the bulldozers. Not in the original but no big deal.
So far so good. Then the hard part came. I went to jump on a
log. Squash! I am dead. Huh? So I get down there again and
figure that maybe I was not centered on the log. I do it again
and once more I die (and a pretty bloody death too). What
gives? So I come up and try something different. I try jumping
in the water. Bingo! You now have to swim and avoid the logs.
Pretty easy to do in the middle. But when you get to the edge,
look out as those logs just pop out and hit you. Talk about
cheap. This game is the perfect example of a 1990 era game, a
After you finish a
level you get to do a mini game. Does it have anything to do
with the game? No, you are shooting at hearts. Why? Who knows
and who cares. And you are doing it in a desert by pyramids.
Makes no sense. It is like they took two lame ideas and turned
them into one lame game. Wonderful.
The next level gets
even weirder. Now you are climbing a building and avoiding pop
cans, darts and other stuff that is going back and forth. Once
again you can easily do it in the middle and it is pure luck on
the sides. After this level, I quit playing. Nothing is more
frustrating than cheap deaths. Plus the thought of shooting
more hearts is enough to turn the game off.
Lady Frog takes a
classic game and improves the graphics. It adds different
screens and even a bonus screen. But in the process it loses
its heart and soul. The game is a pale copy of the original.
Guess you cannot judge a book by its cover.
This is just a review of the arcade machine.
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