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Why only one game? (and a poor conversion at that?), December 1, 2004

Frogger Plug It In and Play TV Arcade
This all-in-one joystick has a NES-quality port of the old arcade game Frogger. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not particularly faithful, especially to your ears -- the sound and music are completely redone. The graphics and control are nice, though.If you really want Frogger without buying a full-fledged game console, a much better choice would be the "Konami TV Arcade" from the same manufacturer, which includes this version of Frogger in addition to ports of 5 different old Konami games (Gyruss, Kung Fu, Rush N Attack, Time Pilot, and Scramble). Search for Amazon item number B0002IQOQE.

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Yeah, I bought this thing, as I am collecting as many of these TV games-things as I can. The version of Frogger on here is ok, at best, but it's certainly not emulation. For 20 bucks, and for only one game, I expected a near-perfect emulation (or at least a decent re-creation)of the original arcade game!As I've stated in my other reviews, I wish the people making these TV games would endeavor to make the emulation as close to the real thing as possible or just not bother. I often wonder if the people creating these TV-games even compared their work to the actual machine(s)!Yes, to those who've only casually played this game back in the day (and have never seen it emulated in MAME since then), a unit like this would probably give them some enjoyment. But, to anyone like myself, who has been playing these old coin-op games forever and even owns a few actual machines, many of these TV-game units have been disapointing, to say the least.
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I don't know who researched this game, but gone is the original Frogger theme music and catchy tune as you play. The buttons help add to the response time for leaping, but only forward. But the graphics and game play are there, and that is what matters.Don't get me wrong, I like Frogger just fine, but more could have been done with this game. And the fact that it is a single game unit makes the boredom factor catch up to it quickly, unless you are a true Frogger addict. I returned this unit after I bought a similar joystick with about 5 games on it. Same Frogger translation on that as well.Of course, there is no educational value in this game. Why does Frogger die when he jumps in water? He's a frog! {;-PGreat for the Frogger lover, and probably handles better than the other joystick, but not worth more than 15 bucks on a generous day.
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This all-in-one joystick has a NES-quality port of the old arcade game Frogger. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not particularly faithful, especially to your ears -- the sound and music are completely redone. The graphics and control are nice, though.If you really want Frogger without buying a full-fledged game console, a much better choice would be the "Konami TV Arcade" from the same manufacturer, which includes this version of Frogger in addition to ports of 5 different old Konami games (Gyruss, Kung Fu, Rush N Attack, Time Pilot, and Scramble). Search for Amazon item number B0002IQOQE.
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