Frogger (Game Boy Color)
It's Frogger! It's handheld! And it's in color!
(Not to be confused with Konami's own Game Boy Color port of Frogger included on the European exclusive Konami GB Collection Vol. 2, released two years later.)
There's graphics for a countdown timer, but the timer itself is a depleting meter.
Unused "Game Boy Color Only" Screen
Compatibility warning text is present at address 2169, and is displayed by a function at address 211b. However, this screen goes unused, since this game actually does run on a monochrome Game Boy as well.
We can force it to load in a monochrome Game Boy by jumping to function 211b from address 019C, which is right after the Nintendo logo is cleared from VRAM. Use the following Game Genie code:
211-9EF-E66 1B1-9DF-7F9 C31-9CF-D5D
There are a lot of regional differences, but they're about as exciting as the game itself.
Trivial change: the European version spells "Licensed" as "Licenced".
The European version's menu is more green and has numbers for the number of players instead of words.
Frogger is more green in the European version.
"YOUR SCORE" is moved way to the left and your score is aligned with the other high scores in the European version.
In the US, the game got a revision with a bit of a graphical overhaul, this time published by Hasbro Interactive.
All the clipart-esque and really boring screens of the original version were replaced with ones based on the box art, to give the game more polish and make it look less like the SNES and Genesis versions.
The copyright screen was also changed to yellow and red. Other than that, the gameplay is exactly the same.
Frogger on the credits screen was changed to... that. Also Morning Star Multimedia is credited here. Neat!
Frogger was changed and the background was turned to black.
The new Frogger was poorly pasted over the original game over screen.
The Frogger series
|Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family||Frogger • Threeedeep!|
|Mac OS Classic||Frogger|
|PlayStation||Frogger • Swampy's Revenge|
|Windows||Frogger (Prototype) • Swampy's Revenge • The Great Quest • Frogger Beyond|
|Game Boy Color||Frogger • Swampy's Revenge|
|Nintendo 64||Frogger 2|
|Game Boy Advance||The Great Quest • The Lost Wand • The Forgotten Relic|
|PlayStation 2||The Great Quest • Frogger Beyond|
|Nintendo DS||Helmet Chaos • Toy Trials|