Frogged is a 5-reel max 20-pay line online slot created by Rival Gaming. Frogs have it tough, it has to be said. It ain't easy being green, after all. For a long time in the 1980s they really had it tough thanks to a popular arcade game created by Konami in Japan that was called Frogger. The aim of this game was for the player to guide a frog across a busy five-lane freeway without getting splattered by cars, trucks, lorries and buses. If the frog made it across through this terrifying ordeal without getting splattered it then had to negotiate its way across a swirling river while avoiding logs and snapping turtles. It the frog made it after surviving all this terror it would then safely reach home and no doubt vow to never venture outdoors again.
This splat-tastic slot from Rival Gaming is based upon the first stage of the arcade game described above. The symbols used in the game are cars, buses, lorries, a formula one car that's been let out onto the road for some reason, and the hapless frog himself. Also used are playing card symbols nine through to ace. You begin the froggy mayhem by selecting your coin size, which can be anything from 0.01 to 0.25. You can also choose how many coins you wish to gamble with from one to ten, and how many of the twenty possible pay lines you want to have in play. Your final total wager is these three values multiplied together. When you're ready to hop off, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning pay out possible in this game is for three nines or tens, at double your bet-per-line. The champion prize giver is that formula one car, which wins you 750 times your line bet.
You definitely have a froggy friend here, as he acts as the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols. If he does appear in a winning combination, then there's a chance he will hop up the screen, leaving more wild symbols behind as he goes. This of course gives you bigger chances of greater wins. During free spins expanding wilds have a 2x multiplier.
The bulldozer symbol acts as the scatter symbol in this game. If you land three anywhere on the reels you win a cash payout and seven free spins. If during your free spins you land another three bulldozer symbols then you are through to the 'River Rapids' bonus game.
This game takes its theme from the second part of the Frogger arcade game. The cars are replaced by new symbols – a log, a turtle, a snake and a crocodile. There's also a new wild symbol – a big fat juicy fly. This is a sticky wilds, so once you land them they remain on the reels for the rest of your bonus spins. You receive seven spins when you enter the feature game.
This slot has a wonderful, 'electro eighties' style soundtrack and some brilliant graphics, but the gameplay itself is a little lacking. It seems very difficult to get to the feature bonus game, so other than that it's just a case of spinning the reels and keeping your fingers crossed. Frogged is well worth a few spins, but we predict you'll be quickly hopping off to try a different game.