Frogger: The Great Quest is a video game released in 2001 by Konami for the PlayStation 2. It was ported to the PC the following year and was dedicated in memory of its fallen voice actor, Steve Broadie, who was the voice of Lumpy the Toad, Count Blah the Vampire, and The Magical General of Light and Industry. It's the second game in the series developed by Konami, and the first since Hasbro Interactive released Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge in 2000. It introduced a fresh new look, being the first in the series to be set in a lush 3-D platform environment. It is also the first to feature Frogger as a biped wearing clothes. As of 2004, the game has sold an estimated 3.68 million copies, thus Making it one of the best-selling games of its time for the PlayStation 2.
GameplayThe object of the game is to lead Frogger across The Third Kingdom which is filled with evil creatures and insects in search of the Princess of his wishes. There are many user interactions in the game that gives hints and tips on how to complete each level. There are a set amount of coins and gems to collect in each level for a bonus score (optional), and special stones that will allow Frogger to use special abilities. Frogger has a few different attacks, which consists of a melee attack, and a ranged attack which he will spit green guck from his mouth. It also features neat jumping physics. Upon pressing the jump button, if you press it again and hold it, Frogger will blow up his cheeks and slowly glide to his destination, this is efficient for getting from a high ledge, lilly pad, cliff, etc. to a lower one.
The game is more of an adventure than a challenge, being particularly aimed at children. Unlike most computer games, the PC port doesn't have options to change the resolution or overall graphic quality, thus making the world appear jagged and rough. The game is well known for its inaccurate controls and lazy camera view. The game is sometimes compared to Rayman 2: The Great Escape, and Rascal (video game) in terms of graphics, and overall themes.