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Frogger
By Superior
BBC Model B

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #36

This is a faithful implementation of the arcade original which must now be becoming a bit old hat. However, it is certainly as good as any other Frogger I have seen for the Beeb.

The program loads in two parts with no problems and full instructions are contained within.

A good feature is the facility to use either the keyboard or joystick to operate the game. The choice of keys for keyboard operation is sensible, unlike some other games around.

If you are not familiar with Frogger, the idea is to guide your frogs to holes across the river within a time limit while avoiding cars, lorries and gaping-mouthed crocodiles.

Progress across the river is accomplished using the floating logs and turtles - but watch out for the turtles when they dive.

Landing on a fly scores extra points and the game increases in diffculty as you complete each screen.

The graphics are extremely detailed and impressive, although at times the screen does appear somewhat overcrowded.

D.H.

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