Frogged

Frogged is theme around the classic arcade game of the 1980s, Frogger. The objective of the arcade game was to see a small frog safely home, by crossing a river or a road. It is all about nostalgia, the developer knows this and has given the game a very similar design to that found in the original Frogger arcade game.

 

Developer

 

Rival Gaming developed Frogged. The large game developer has over a decade of experience in the industry, in which time they have made 205 casino games and counting. The company released its initial line of games on the GiGse game platform.

 

They were a nice range of titles, for the time. However, it was not until they came out with i-Pokies that players really took notice. The i-Pokie titles were an innovative and ambitious concept, which allowed a player to follow an interactive story line through a standard pokie game. On the backbone of the brave venture, the company gained a reputation as a developer to watch out for.

 

Design

 

Frogged is a 5×3 pokie, set on a road. The lines of the roads divide the reels, horizontally. The graphics look like they belong in the 1980’s but that is kind of the whole point. Frogged has 8 bit graphics on the reels, for the low value symbols. But the high value picture symbol looks a little more refined. Speaking of, the low value symbols are the generic numbers and letters tried and tested in many a pokie game.

 

The arcade game, Frogger, influences the high value symbols. In the base game, there is a race car, truck, bus, and blue car, arranged highest to lowest. The arcade game not only saw the frog cross a busy road but it took the frog across a fast flowing river. Frogged has a River Rapid bonus game, in which the road is replaced by a river.

 

How to play

 

Frogger has twenty paylines, which the player can see by clicking the payline boxes, on the side of the reels. The player wins by landing matching symbols across adjacent reels, in accordance with one of these lines. It is generic gameplay, and an absolute beginner will have no trouble getting the hang of this game. The reels are spun with the Spin Button.

 

The player wagers on that spin landing a win. If the spin does win, the value is calculated using the amount and values of the symbols. The bet must be adjusted before the reels are spun, to have it take effect. For more information about symbol values, paylines and betting, press the Paytable Button in the top right corner of the pokie.

 

Special features

 

The frog should have a feature, considering it is his game and he does. The Frog Symbol is an expanding wild. When it lands on the reels, it hops upwards depositing lily pads, as it goes. The wild will only expand onto the reels above it, which keeps with the theme of the frog moving across the road.

 

There is a free spins game, which gives the player 7 free spins for landing 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels. The scatter symbol looks like a bulldozer, and when two land the reels will spin faster and longer to build suspense. The free spins gameplay is the same as in the base game.

 

If the player lands another three scatters, in the free spins mode they trigger the River Rapid bonus mode. It is another part of the frog’s journey on his way home. To reward his determination there is a 2x multiplier for landing him on the reels, and he still acts as an expanding wild.

 

The fly symbol is the frog’s favourite treat, and it is little wonder considering the fly has a 2x multiplier, is a wild, and will stay on the reels for one more spin after you land him.

 

 Maximum Payout

 

The Alligator Symbol is worth 1000x stake if the player lands five of them, in a line. Then consider that this game has sticky wilds, which could make for much bigger wins. The max bet is $50, so is there is potential to win $100,000 in the game, with a healthy dose of luck.

 

Summary

 

This is a groovy little game, which gets the player right in the childhood. If they are not that old, then it is still a happening retro pokie. It is well themed and has some decent features. There are also some surprising potential wins.

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