Reviews and Problems with Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition
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Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition
Family Friendly Gaming
2 October 2013
Excerpt: Over the past few years numerous video game companies have been paying homage to their franchises by going back to its roots. But adding a new flavor or flair to it along the way. Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition is a classic example of this. This Playstation 3/Xbox 360 video game returns Frogger to its roots. It does so with style, and a major graphical overhaul.
was always a great game in the classic tradition, where it was easy to pick up and understand, and yet hard to put down.
Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition
has the rare distinction of successfully maintaining the spirit of the old game while updating the proceedings for today’s gamer. The lack of online play and the odd behavior of the computer when used as opponent is the game’s only major downfall.
Pros: It’s, Frogger., Can’t get more classic than that., Decent soundtrack and a bit of a visual upgrade from the classic style (though you can access that version as well)., Several interesting modes of play to keep gamers busy for a bit., The homages to other early Konami series are much appreciated.
Cons: No online play., Some of the levels are quite strange, particularly when playing against the computer.
Summary: Frogger will always be seen as an important part of video game history so it is no real surprise that every now and then the game returns in one form or another. Personally I feel that the format of the game is incredibly tired now and not even the new inclusions help to breathe new life into the game.
Conclusion: In summary, for $10, Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition isn’t a bad experience. Where some things could have been added to the game itself, for what the game does have, it does very well for most of the modes. This game suits the hardcore Frogger fans best, and teaches a new generation of gamers of the Frogger franchise. Gamers should download the trial, give it a test run, and see if the game fits their personal taste.
Excerpt: Live Arcade has been many things to many developers, but let’s not overlook the new life it’s given to coin-op classics. Pac-Man Championship Edition and Space Invaders Infinity Gene brought renaissances for their respective franchises, melding old-school fun with modern-day horsepower. Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition follows that template, and creates the best edition of the game yet, but how good is Frogger ’s best?
Pros: + By far the most definitive version of, + The multiplayer modes in particular breathe new life into a decades-old game.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, a little arcade phenomenon called Frogger was born, way back in the 80’s. It has since centered its way into gaming history, between an infamous appearance on an episode of Seinfeld, a classic song by Buckner and Garcia (“Froggy’s Lament”) and a variety of home releases.
Excerpt: Just in time for the thirtieth anniversary, our favorite jaywalker returns in Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition. One of the most popular and iconic games of all time, Frogger never seems to fall out of favor with gamers. The concept seems simple, just guide a small frog across a series of roads. You just need to dodge the cars, hop across some logs, and you’re safe and sound, tucked into your lily pad.
Conclusion: No, no, no and no. By combining Frogger with a game like Painter you have NOT come up with something more interesting, nor something that the original team missed out on. There's some micro charm here, but that's only in the Konami nods seen in the Dance Dance Revolution and Contra graphic skins. As for the rest? Just play the original Frogger or, indeed, Frogger 2. Both are already available on Live and both are dandy just as they are.
Conclusion: Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition hat nichts von dem Charme seines Vorgängers auf dem C64 oder Amiga verloren. Frogger Fans können sich freuen und durch die Retrografik in Nostalgie schwelgen. Der kleine Frosch ist endlich zurück, aber leider nicht im Online Multiplayer.
Pros: Wechsel möglich zwischen alter und neuer Steuerung, Wechsel möglich zwischen Retrografik und Next-Gen-Grafik, neue Spielmodi