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Konami is turning Frogger into a game show

NBC’s Peacock gives Frogger the green light for 13-episode series

Konami is turning Frogger into a game show
Konami is turning Frogger into a game show

Konami is capitalizing on the Frogger model for a brand new actuality competitors collection for Peacock, NBC Common’s streaming service. The basic arcade game might be tailored into the TV show Frogger, described as a “fierce and ridiculously enjoyable competitors” by which contestants compete in 12 themed obstacle programs. And sure, that features dodging “treacherous site visitors.”

In keeping with a information release, Frogger contestants will also need to “leap over snapping gators and jump over hungry hippos to beat the course.” Presumably, these wild animals might be simulated as a part of a comparatively protected obstacle course within the vein of Wipeout, Most Excessive Elimination Problem, and American Ninja Warrior — partially as a result of Peacock pitches its new game show as “a wild, whimsical Frogger world.”

Frogger is being produced by Eureka Productions. The manufacturing firm’s different exhibits embody ABC’s Holey Moley and Netflix’s Dating Round. 13 hourlong episodes of Frogger have been ordered.

The unique Frogger was developed by Konami and launched in arcades by Sega and Gremlin in 1981. The sport duties gamers with guiding a household of frogs throughout a harmful five-lane freeway and an equally treacherous river. Frogger has spawned dozens of sequels and spinoffs over the previous 5 a long time, most lately Frogger in Toy City for Apple Arcade from developer Q-Games.

Frogger had a short-lived TV presence within the early 1980s, because of Saturday Supercade, an animated collection that featured Konami’s well-known frog alongside Donkey Kong, Q*Bert, and Pitfall Harry. In Saturday Supercade, Frogger was a reporter at The Swamp Gazette, chasing tales and avoiding threats like alligators and site visitors.

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