Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade; FROGGER Clone
Author : Neil Raine
Standalone Release(s) : 1984: HOPPER, Acornsoft, £9.95
Compilation Release(s) : 1986: PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 6, Superior/Acornsoft, £9.95
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron
Supplier : ACORNSOFT, Betjeman House, 104 Hills Road, CAMBRIDGE
CB2 1LQ. Te: (0223) 316039
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
The objective of the game is hop the frog across the motorway dodging the cars and lorries. To cross the river use floating logs and turtles' backs as hopping stones, leaping from one to the other before finally hopping into one of the five froggy lairs.
Some turtles occasionally submerge; these must be avoided. Later in the game you may come across a crocodile, a snake and a dragonfly.
Your attempts to cross the river and road are timed, and you have to hurry if you are to complete the course at all! The timer displayed in the corner of the screen counts down from 400. If it reaches 0, you lose your frog.
When five frogs are safely in their lairs you have 'cleared a sheet' and can start on another one. Later sheets include the crocodile and the snake.
Z - Left, X - Right, : - Up, / - Down, <SPACE> - Start Game
Q/S/T - Sound Off/On/With Tune, <ESCAPE> - Quit Game
Movement of the frog can also be controlled by joystick. (Only the Plus-1 joystick can be used on the Electron computer.)
Pressing the Fire button selects joystick control and starts the game. Then use the joystick to hop the frog; move the joystick forward to hop one step forward, backward to hop one step backward and sideways to hop one step sideways. You must move the joystick back to the centre between each hop.
Instructions' Source : PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 6 (Superior/Acornsoft) Inner Inlay
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