If there's one problem with this game, it's the fact that there's minimal action, and the races usually aren't very close. Each fly is worth two. The pond and water lilies are in an elevated side view, giving some perspective. These two issues combined make the game feel more an exercise in luck that skill. Ideal to play on a hot summer evening in the comfort of air conditioning of course , Frog Bog features peaceful pond scenery, natural sound effects, and a colorful sunset culminating in a star-lit sky and the sound of crickets. This is definitely one the better classic card games.
Like most Imagic games, Ice Trek is a visual work of art. The little frogs are nicely animated, and there are four varieties of bugs you can catch. In advanced stages these guys tend to move so fast that trying to get one to appear on your main screen can be maddening. When jumping, be careful not to fall in the water or your frog will have to swim back to the lily pad, which can waste time. Mattel Electronics 5301-0410 1982 Hong Kong International Edition; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc.
To maximize your score you'll want to nab any bonus items dollar signs, phones, briefcases that appear at the center of the screen. You really have to experience this game to fully realize the genius behind it. Not only does he look good when he deals, but he makes some funny facial expressions depending on how well you're doing. The Intellivision control pads are well-suited for this type of game, with specific buttons assigned to hit, stand, or double down. A version was released for the same year Mattel's system, titled Frog Bog. The tracks are broken up into squares, and by rearranging the squares on the fly, you guide the engine to waiting passengers while avoiding dead ends. If you land in the water, your frog will swim back to a pad.
Land your frog on a target and win a prize. French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc. Another issue is the extremely erratic flight paths of the bugs. Each time a fly is captured it is worth two points. One or two people can play blackjack or three kinds of Poker 5 card stud, 7 card stud, 5 card draw. Prior to each race, you view the recent history of each horse before placing your wager.
The instruction manual steps you through the game and provides useful background information. If there is not a second player, the system will automatically take control of the red frog within a few seconds. Graphics: 4 Sound: 3 Replay Value: 3 Notes: 0-, 1- or 2-player game Frog Bog is a cute, unique game. It's easy to see why: the movie definitely has a retro penchant, and an Intellivision game is perfect for the movie's comedic vibe. We did have fun laughing at each other's poor control of the frogs in those cases.
The gameplay is decent, but there is occasional slowdown, as well as an annoyingly long pause after you die. Here's an interesting game that was only available through a special Kool-Aid promotion. Beyond those comparisons however, this is still a fun game. Despite the manual being found, no Intellivision, Inc. © Copyright 2007 The Video Game Critic. Besides dodging caribou, Vali can also strike them down with his axe. On the first level, the jumping off and landing points are fixed, the user needs to time their jumps to catch any flies who may come into the frog's flight path.
If ball lands in catcher win a prize. A range of options offer standard mazes, random mazes, and a pair speed settings. The graphics don't exactly set the world on fire the cabooses look like blobs but the locomotive sound effects are nice. Happy Trails takes a while to get the hang of, but once you do it's very satisfying. Granted, a furry little gremlin wearing a top hat may not match the standard profile, but those shifty eyes of his are devious! © Copyright 2001 The Video Game Critic. While these actions don't make a dramatic difference, they could be critical in a close race.
Bugs flutter overhead, and you score points by leaping up and snatching them with your sticky tongue. General Foods reportedly wanted this alarming sound effect removed from the game, but the programmer had already quit so it stayed in! Eighteen variants have been identified. Goblet: Toss a ball into a goblet s to win a prize. Hover Force is a first-person helicopter shooter where you fly over a city while destroying terrorist helicopters and extinguishing fires. If both switches are set to free control, the flies are much more variable. The game progresses throughout the day, with the sky turning a darker shade of blue, and eventually turning black as the day ends.