Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge
Windows - 2000
Description of Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge Windows
Frogger was rebooted in the mid/late 90s to rather mixed reviews with “Frogger: He's Back!” Frogger 2 offered more Frogger goodness (or badness, depending on how you felt about 90s Frogger) with a few tweaks and improvements and wrapped into a new “story” (though, I use the term loosely).
The player has to clear deadly trap- and enemy-filled obstacle courses while collecting little frogs. Unlike Frogger 2's predecessor, levels are more streamlined and linear, resulting in a more traditional arcade platforming experience.
The world of Frogger is bright and colorful and filled with all sorts of weird pastel things that will kill you. The biggest problem I have with Frogger is that even though it looks shiny and new (by the standards of 2000, anyway), the mechanics feel frustratingly old and clunky. While environments and enemies are all 3D rendered with fluid animations, Frogger's gameplay is entirely tile-based—this makes it difficult to judge timing on moves and jumps because Frogger and his enemies have hit-boxes that take up the entire tile. A lot of times, you'll be left wondering “How did that thing hit me? It should have been still in front of me/already past me!”
Frogger 2 offers several play modes, including challenges (time-attacks), multiplayer, and story mode. With Frogger 2 available on X-Box Live, you're probably more likely to find multiplayer there than for PC these days. Most folks picking this up will likely be going for Story Mode. Annoyingly, Story Mode may only be continued after being dropped back to the main menu and reloading the mode with the last level selected. And with how tough Frogger 2 is, you may be needing to continue a lot.
If you're a die-hard Frogger fan or morbidly curious about this rebooted franchise that you may have missed out on, Frogger 2 may be worth checking out. Otherwise, skip. Given the frustrating degree of play precision required along with the lack of reward, it's not great for casual play.
Review By P. Alexander
Comments and reviews
noice 2019-03-05 2 points
I looooved this game! We used to play the dvd version on our home computer all the time, thanks for bringing it back!
Lunala 2019-01-11 9 points
I installed the game but all I hear is the sound effects and the music file is not included when I unpacked the files. What can I do to get the music files?
Frogger_Fan 2018-10-15 2 points
This is memory central!! I loved Frogger so much. That was before the time of the smart phones when all mom and dad had were landlines and flip-phones. Who remembers the landlines?? So much fun answering it and giving the tella-marketers a hard time lol.
SHEKHAR 2018-07-16 1 point
I had played this game when I was 5 years old and now I am 13 I love this game
aiswaryaa bieber 2018-06-07 0 point
i played this game when i was 4 years old and now i'm 13 and still in love with this game
Swampy fan 2018-03-01 4 points
This is the game I have been looking since ages!!! Than you for making it available
Jazz 2018-01-08 4 points
I played it when I was a small kid , finding the old games I played earlier.Got this back.Loved this game.
AenimaNerd 2017-09-23 0 point
While this is my favorite game of all time, your rip is pretty terrible. While it has the gameplay intact, and the files for the FMVs and music, they are not playing in the game! Some of my favorite aspects of this nostalgic treat are nowhere here!
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