Game Trivia

  • Frogger uses two Z80 microprocessors; one at 3.072 MHz and the other at 1.78975 MHz for sound. A General Instrument AY-3-8910 chip is also used for sound at 1.78975 MHz. The game's display is a vertical raster display CRT with a resolution of 224 x 256 pixels.

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  • Like many arcade games of this era, the game and coin settings for Frogger are set by DIP switches on the main motherboard since operator test menus were uncommon back then. There is a setting that allows the game to start with 256 lives, possibly intended as a "Free Play" setting.

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  • While the home versions of Frogger received numerous sequels, the original arcade version has no sequels.

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  • The score rolls over to zero after 100,000 points.

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  • Frogger uses the standard Konami wiring, but there are no buttons on the control panel which makes it difficult to convert the cabinet to play different games.

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  • Entertainment Weekly named Frogger one of the top ten games for the Atari 2600 in 2013.

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  • The arcade cabinet's marquee header features a tire that barely misses Frogger as he's crossing the street. There are also tire tracks that run up and down the right side of the monitor and the control panel. These tire tracks intentionally line up with the tire on the marquee header.

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  • Frogger was shipped in two cabinet designs: a standard/upright and a cocktail cabinet.

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  • Frogger is an early example of an arcade game that runs on two main processors; specifically two Z80 processors.

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