Task: Play Frogger on the Atari 8-Bit Computers and Consoles
Needed: Web browser, Emulator
Time: 10-15 mins
I have about a dozen Atari games I love to play over and over again for decades and decades. Frogger is definitely on that list for both the 8-bit computers and the consoles. This game has everything. It is super easy to play since you are moving the frog up and down and left to right with the joystick. There is no jumping or use of the fire button. You goal is to avoid the traffic, navigate the floating logs, and arrive at your froggy home at the top of the screen. There is a time limit of course and some extra point opportunities along the way. In addition the ease of gameplay, I love the graphics and I find the music to be upbeat and happy. These elements all make for an awesomely fun game.
Frogger was released by Konami in 1981 as an arcade game. I recall spending many dollars worth of quarters playing this game in the arcade. I loved it back then as well. Frogger was released on the Atari 2600 in 1982 by Parker Brothers and quickly became a hit. Frogger was released on the Atari 8-bit computers in 1982 and 1983 by both Sierra-Online and Parker Brothers. I personally think it is one of the best games for the Atari 2600 both in terms of graphics and gameplay.
You can download the Frogger ROM for the 2600 from Atarimania. You can play it in your browser on Javatari. You can play it on the Stella emulator. You can put it on an SD card for play on original hardware or the Retron77.
The ROM for the 8-bit computer is available from Atarimania. The ROM can be loaded into the Altirra emulator for play on your PC, booted from your PC using SIO2PC, or loaded onto a flash device such as FujiNet, SDrive-Max, or the Atarimax Maxflash or similar flash-based device.
I never get tired of Frogger. Have fun!
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