Revolutionary Concepts, creators of Cobra Command [App Store] and the upcoming Karate Champ, have given us a sneak peek of Frogman, a 3D Frogger-like game that should be available very soon. Wrapped in a ridiculous story that is highly reminiscent of 'The Fly' with classic gameplay enhanced by powerups, Frogman blows Konami's Frogger games out of the water.

By default, the game is controlled using swiping gestures, but also includes two different control methods with either arrows on the sides of the screen, or a virtual D-Pad. Gameplay in Frogman is nearly identical to Frogger. You hop from one side of the screen to the other, rescuing helpless civilians, and trying not to get run over.

As you progress farther in the game, the simple traffic patterns slowly get even more complicated, eventually introducing boats, trains, and even platforms over lava. While hopping back and forth you can pick up various powerups, such as one that lets you jump over an obstacle and another that slows everything down. The slow motion powerup becomes particularly vital in later levels.

Here is a brief gameplay video of a preview version, keep in mind that the sounds are not finalized at all. Revolutionary Concepts plans on adding voices, new sound effects, and much more music to the game before its final release:

Frogman should be available very soon, and we've been told that it will be priced "well under $5." An iPad-specific version featuring higher resolution textures is planned and will follow the launch of the iPhone version by about a month. If you too grew up on the well-greased joysticks of Frogger arcade machines, keep an eye out for this game.

  • http://gameprom.com svolskiy

    Awesome! Konami sucks.

  • http://gameprom.com svolskiy

    Awesome! Konami sucks.

  • K

    Looks AWESOME!

  • K

    Looks AWESOME!

  • jon

    I don't know. That looks like it will get boring in a hurry.

    • envirodonkey

      @jon, yeah that's what i said about frogger 20 years ago dude and here I am playin it still. Lookin at this frog game there seems like a lot more levelz too.
      If it not too expensive I gotta try

      • jon

        Don't get me wrong, I played frogger on an intellivision. But I've gone back to it since and can't seem to enjoy it for more than a few moments.

  • jon

    I don't know. That looks like it will get boring in a hurry.

    • envirodonkey

      @jon, yeah that's what i said about frogger 20 years ago dude and here I am playin it still. Lookin at this frog game there seems like a lot more levelz too.
      If it not too expensive I gotta try

      • jon

        Don't get me wrong, I played frogger on an intellivision. But I've gone back to it since and can't seem to enjoy it for more than a few moments.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    TA getting excited about Frogger. OK.

    • Adams Immersive

      This one’s not Frogger. It’s a more complicated, modern game expanding on the same basic premise.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        We will see, how different the experience will be.
        Good luck.

    • Eli Hodapp

      TA getting excited about a game that is fun.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        What's with all the games that are more fun? ;)

      • nodoctors

        Sorry they had to waste your reading time for writing about something they deemed fun enough, but not you. You know, even though you haven't even played it.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Silent Rocco

    TA getting excited about Frogger. OK.

    • Adams Immersive

      This one’s not Frogger. It’s a more complicated, modern game expanding on the same basic premise.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        We will see, how different the experience will be.
        Good luck.

    • Eli Hodapp

      TA getting excited about a game that is fun.

      • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

        What's with all the games that are more fun? ;)

      • nodoctors

        Sorry they had to waste your reading time for writing about something they deemed fun enough, but not you. You know, even though you haven't even played it.

  • DotComCTO

    Wow. Great trailer...makes me want to buy it. That actually looks very well done indeed! :-)

  • DotComCTO

    Wow. Great trailer...makes me want to buy it. That actually looks very well done indeed! :-)

  • nodoctors

    Loved the Seinfeld reference! I can't even think of Frogger without hearing the line "...with just the right amount of grease on the joystick" in my head. This app definitely looks like a fun one to keep an eye on. Especially for us retro fans.

  • nodoctors

    Loved the Seinfeld reference! I can't even think of Frogger without hearing the line "...with just the right amount of grease on the joystick" in my head. This app definitely looks like a fun one to keep an eye on. Especially for us retro fans.

  • http://www.RevolutionaryConcepts.net Revolutionary Concepts

    Classic! We missed the Seinfeld reference ourselves. Funnily enough we used a clip of that episode when pitching the idea for the game. Added it to the Frogman thread in the TA Forums for those who've never seen. Giddyup!

  • http://www.RevolutionaryConcepts.net Revolutionary Concepts

    Classic! We missed the Seinfeld reference ourselves. Funnily enough we used a clip of that episode when pitching the idea for the game. Added it to the Frogman thread in the TA Forums for those who've never seen. Giddyup!