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Frogger (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Frogger

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Arcade (Konami Z80-based hardware)
Released in JP: June 5, 1981
Released in US: October 23, 1981
Released in EU: August 6, 1982


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.


The universe abhors a frog.

Unused Music

In-Game Fixed

It's impossible to hear the main theme (Taken from the 1977 anime Araiguma Rascal) in full in normal play; The most the player ever gets to hear is about 32 seconds into the track, leaving the last 8 seconds of the track out.

Even then, there's a mistake in the track that accidentally mutes the second voice channel about 25 seconds in. Put the following code in MAME's frogger.xml cheat file (Or in any of the derivative sets) to fix that channel.

  <cheat desc="Patch Main Theme">
    <script state="run">
      <action>audiocpu.mb@1134=CF</action>
    </script>
    <script state="off">
      <action>audiocpu.mb@1134=DF</action>
    </script>
  </cheat>


(Source: Chris Cantrell)

Unused Graphics

FroggerArc100.png
An unused "100" bonus graphic. It's possible that either gobbling the fly or taking one of the pink frogs home originally gave 100 points, but in the final game, both give 200 points.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Version Differences

Konami Sega (Old)
FROGGER BOFIYE Frogger seconds may not represent actual seconds

The older Sega set is almost identical code-wise to the Konami set. The only two changes are the copyright string and correcting "FIYE HOMES" to "FIVE HOMES" in the point table.

This is an awful lot of text for a 1981 arcade gameDon't drop the beat
The newer Sega set replaces the old screen with a detailed description of the game, and adds an additional screen with a more thorough point table.