How many versions of Frogger were there?

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How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by fwibbler » Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 pm

Hi,

Since we now have Trickys excellent version of Frogger, I started having a look at all the previous versions of it for the Beeb.
I have the following versions:
The Frog - Software for All
Leapfrog - Model B Computing
Hedgehog - Beebug/Elbug (not quite a frogger game but...)
Froglet - Argus Press Software
Freeway Frog - Your Computer
Croakit - Keiran software
Frogger - A&F software
Leapfrog - IJK
Froggy - JSD software
Croaker - Micropower
Froggy - Superior Software
Hopper - Acornsoft

Question is: Are there any others?
I'd like to try them all if possible.

Cheers!

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Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by tricky » Wed May 16, 2018 6:11 pm

I have a vague recollection of a type in, but that's all :oops:
Are you planning a comparison video for YouTube?

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Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by fwibbler » Wed May 16, 2018 6:34 pm

Sort of although I won't be doing a boring voiceover or commentary.
Just sort of show them each being played (and how bad I am at playing some of them!)
I dont like to slag off other peoples efforts since I can't really program myself, but some of them are stratospherically awful!
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Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by leenew » Wed May 16, 2018 7:37 pm

When setting up bbcmicro.co.uk, Paul used the metadata from my bbc games spreadsheet.
I had a field for any game that reminded me of an arcade game.
So, a good side effect is is you just type any arcade game into the search box, E.g. "Frogger" or "Defender" it will bring up any game that I deemed to be similar.
http://bbcmicro.co.uk/index.php?rt_R=&r ... ger&sort=a

Lee.

P.S. you say "Keiran" software. We have "Kerian" software on bbcmicro.co.uk
Mental note to check which one is correct.....

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Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by fwibbler » Wed May 16, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks for that.
I see two there that I haven't tried yet.
Cheers!

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Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by fwibbler » Sat May 19, 2018 3:33 pm

Right, done my video.
I can't remember how to embed it on the forum so here's just a link to it:
https://youtu.be/cOuYVnXU_gM
Hope its ok.

[Moderators note:]Here you go... Mark

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Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by fwibbler » Sat May 19, 2018 8:18 pm

Thanks Mark

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Re: How many versions of Frogger were there?

Post by tricky » Sat May 19, 2018 8:31 pm

Nice, but you cut the crock a bit close ;)

You can see how someone did something in a post by clicking the quote button, which then shows you the source.

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