Frogger is an arcade action game released in 1981 by Konami Digital Entertainment. It may be an old game but still gives a nostalgic feeling of retro gaming in the present time.
In this post, I’m going to shed light on its gameplay and how you can install and enjoy Frogger on PC (Windows and Mac). I’ve also added a few alternatives to this game that have similar gameplay.
Let’s get started.
How to play Frogger?
Frogger represents top-down perspective in 3D polygonal graphics. In this game, over a hundred frogs are trapped in nine different stages waiting to be rescued.
In the first stage, there are five levels. Your frogs must navigate through several lanes and streams surviving logs, speeding cars, turtles, and alligators. You have to carefully guide all of your frogs avoiding all the obstacles.
Roadkill and being eaten by animals result in the loss of life. You must rescue almost five frogs and take them to their destination called frog homes to move to the next levels. After each level, the difficulty increases and you’ll get less time to guide them to safety.
Each time you take a step you get 10 points and rescuing them to safety gives you 50 points. Reaching before the given time gives you 20 points per second. Eating a fly and guiding a lady frog to home gives you 200 points each. 99,990 is the maximum high score that you can achieve.
How to download Frogger on Windows?
Frogger is quite an old game, absolutely one of the best arcade games that are available for joystick machines. Luckily, there is a PC version available for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10.
Follow these steps to download on PC.
Step 1. Open gamefabrique.com on your Chrome browser. Or click here.
Step 2. Search Frogger in the search box.
Step 3. Click on the game icon and download the Windows version on your system.
Step 4. After downloading, follow up the installation process.
Step 5. When it’s installed, create a shortcut and launch the game directly from the home page.
Use Arrow buttons to move frogs and use the Space button to jump.
How to download Frogger on Mac?
Unfortunately, there isn’t any PC version of Frogger available for Mac. But still, you can install it using an Android emulator.
You can install Bluestacks on your Mac in order to download Frogger. Follow these steps to install it.
Step 1. Download Bluestacks from its official website.
Step 2. After downloading, open the dmg file and double click on Bluestacks installer.
Step 3. When it is installed, log in to your Google account.
Step 4. Search Frogger from the search bar.
Step 5. Download and install the APK file from the search results.
Step 6. When it is installed, open and play Frogger directly from Bluestacks home page.
Alternatives of Frogger
1. Jelly Jump
Jelly Jump is a simple yet addictive arcade game. The game allows you to control a spider and your sole objective is to jump through obstacles and survive as far as possible.
In the survival mode, you can also collect different jelly blobs. You can merge those pieces to create new jellies. Use those jellies to unlock special power ups. It also has another mode where you can control two jams simultaneously. Complete challenges to unlock achievements. You can also share your score on Facebook and invite friends to play. It is freely available to download for all the platforms.
2. Universe Jump
Like Frogger, Universe Jump is also a 3D arcade game. In this single-player game, you can select your choice of character and the character must have strong arms. Players can survive levels by eliminating enemies while collecting the coins.
The difficulty of the levels increases by clearing the previous one. Throughout the game, you will also find unique weapons. You can use it to kill huge monsters. The background music in the game makes it more interesting while playing.
3. AJ Jump: Animal Jam Kangaroos
AJ Jump: Animal Jam Kangaroos is a single-player arcade game. In its 3D platform, the player controls a Kangaroo that can run and jump. The main objective of the player is to arrive on the moon.
To reach the moon, you have to jump through mountains, cliffs, canyons, and clouds. Throughout the journey, you also collect coins. You can unlock power-ups and other fancy characters with the coins.
4. Frogger Returns
Frogger Returns is basically the upgraded version of classic Frogger. The graphics, locations, and obstacles are completely different from the Frogger. Otherwise, the gameplay style is quite similar.
Frogger Returns also added multiplayer mode and mini-games to make it more addictive. The game is currently available on PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Switch.
5. Chickens Can’t Fly
Chickens Can’t Fly is a single-player funny video game. In this adventure game, a chicken somehow falls into a loony world. Players can control the chicken and use sci-fi instruments to help it avoid obstacles.
There are more than 80 levels in different modes. You can also play Survival mode with a single health bar to play endless levels. Unlock achievements by completing challenges.
Frogger is yet to come on iOS devices. But you can try Frogger in Toy Town (by Konami) for iOS devices which will give you the same nostalgic feeling as the retro version.