Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!

Frogger II: ThreeeDeep![a] is a video game released in 1984 by Parker Brothers for the Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, and IBM PC. It is a sequel to the 1981 Konami Frogger arcade video game and has similar gameplay.

Frogger II: ThreeeDeep!
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Developer(s)Parker Brothers
Publisher(s)Parker Brothers
Sega
Programmer(s)Atari 8-bit, 5200
Larry Gelberg[1]
Atari 2600
Mark Lesser[1]
ColecoVision
Laura Nikolich[1]
SeriesFrogger
Platform(s)Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, IBM PC
Release1984
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The goal of Frogger II is to maneuver each frog to a berth at the top of the screen. Once all of the berths are filled the player progresses to the next level. Unlike its predecessor, the game features three consecutive screens for each level rather than one screen per level, with berths at the top of each of the three screens that need to be filled.

ReceptionEdit

In a 1984 review of the Commodore 64 cartridge for Electronic Games, Louise Kohl wrote, "Fans of the original will be very pleased with its successor, and newer fans will find it appealing and challenging as well. A year ago, before the rise of computer action games with their greater emphasis on strategy, this would have been a more exciting release."[3]

Also writing for Electronic Games, Ted Salamone was impressed that the Atari 2600 version "actually looks, plays, and sounds state of the art, all on the lowly 2600." He pointed out some flickering and difficult to distinguish objects, but still called the overall package "flawless."[4] Computer Games gave the Atari 8-bit family version an A rating, saying it "makes the original look like kid stuff."[5] Computer and Video Games rated the ColecoVision version 48% in 1989.[6]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Parker Brothers' promotional materials use capital "D" in the title.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
  2. ^ "New Frogger II ThreeeDeep! Beyond the Pond". Electronic Games (Advertisement). 2 (15): 5. October 1984. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  3. ^ Kohl, Louise (November 1984). "Computer Gaming: Frogger II". Electronic Games. 2 (16): 38.
  4. ^ Salamone, Ted (March 1985). "Programmable Parade: Frogger II". Electronic Games. 3 (3): 70–71.
  5. ^ "1985 Software Buyer's Guide". Computer Games. Vol. 3, no. 5. United States: Carnegie Publications. February 1985. pp. 11–8, 51–8.
  6. ^ "Complete Games Guide" (PDF). Computer and Video Games (Complete Guide to Consoles): 46–77. 16 October 1989.

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