If you thought Nimblebit was just all about landlordin' in Tiny Tower [Free] or flight crewin' in Pocket Planes [Free], their two most recently released success stories, then think again. A little more than two years after its release, Nimblebit is returning to their amphibious roots with a massive new update for Pocket Frogs [Free] which will be hitting later this week.

Just in case you missed out on the Pocket Frogs phenomenon up to this point, it was a freemium game released back in 2010 that lets you collect, breed, and trade an assortment of different froggies which live in a habitat on your iOS device. With a whopping 15,000+ different combinations of frogs to breed, coming across ultra-rare frogs or striving to "collect 'em all" made Pocket Frogs an insanely popular - and profitable - title, with legions of fans discussing and trading their various frog collections in our forums for months and even years after release. We also fell hard and fast for Pocket Frogs in our own review.

It's been about a year since Pocket Frogs has seen any kind of update love, but Nimblebit has broken down the details of what's coming later this week. On the top of that list is the addition of 40 new breeds of frogs for a total of 100 in the game, and altogether that raises the number of different breed combinations possible to over 35,000. Also, Pocket Frogs will now support the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 and new iPod touch, so you'll have a bit more room to get your breed on.

One final tidbit of information, and if you're a Pocket Frogs fanatic then this is important. Nimblebit will be removing the Plus+ network from Pocket Frogs for the much more popular and Apple standardized Game Center, a welcome move in my opinion as Plus+ hasn't felt relevant for quite some time. However, the Plus+ network was used to store game save data on their servers, so if you don't currently have Pocket Frogs installed on your device you're going to want to download it again right now, let it load up that save game data from Plus+, and leave the game installed until the new update hits later this week. If you download the game after the update that removes Plus+ is already out then you will lose that save progress.

Aside from that little social network changing snafu, this update sounds like it will be just the sort of thing to get rabid Pocket Frogs fans back into the game. Be sure to hit up the regular game discussion thread in our forums as well as the massive Pocket Frogs Trading Thread, and of course follow the instructions above to make sure you're able to keep your Pocket Frogs save data when the update hits this Thursday.

  • http://twitter.com/tokenxx Sherri

    Horizontal play????

  • Fawks

    More frogs?

  • JTelcontar

    And yet the thing I want more than anything is the ability to actually get and KEEP one of each frog type and color. That is the thing that has always been a major disappointment for me. Even if I could stick them into storage that was unlimited or could be upgraded with coins. Blah.

    • Margaret O'Neill

      Once you've made a combination, it is permanently in the Froggydex.  You can 'clone' any frog you've had in the past.  It is expensive - about 10x the frog's value; but it works.

      • JTelcontar

        Yeah I know..... But it's just not the same as keeping my original little buddy.
        :)

  • Jackie McManus

    How do I know if the game is stored on. My device or if its thru plus network?

    • http://twitter.com/eeen Ian Marsh

      If you have the game installed, and are playing it, you're good to go!

  • http://twitter.com/margrietk1982 Margriet K

    I still have an iPhone 3g which does not support Game Centre. Will I still be able to play the game?
    What if I don't download the update, can I still use the old version until I buy the iPhone5?

    • http://twitter.com/eeen Ian Marsh

      You won't be able to download this update, but will be able to continue playing your version just fine.

      • http://twitter.com/margrietk1982 Margriet K

        Thanks a lot. :) 

  • http://twitter.com/margrietk1982 Margriet K

    Thanks a lot. :)

  • Donna Brunetti

    What will the iOS requirement be?

  • stephanie wheeler

    what about the android market? are we going to have to wait, or will we get the update too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004018125000 Amy Johnson

    Got the update with no problems, everything is working great and Imhave already found about a dozen new breeds......

  • SamiC36

    I used to play this game on my iPod touch 4, and I loved it. I just installed Pocket Frogs on my iPhone 5 for the first time, and it is the new updated version. I haven't updated the version on my iPod touch yet. Is there any way I can transfer my frogs from my iPod to my iPhone?

    • Mahel

      You need to update you iPod version so your game can be saved on Game Center servers. Then you'll be able to recover it on your iPhone once you're log on Game Center. Enjoy!

      • SamiC36

        Thank you so much! When I updated my iPod, I hit "restore" (in the app), and lost all of my frogs and the Froggydex was back to 1%, but kept everything else. But, when I installed it on my iPhone, I had nothing. So I figured I'd try hit "restore" (in the app) on my phone. And, it put everything on! Pocket Frogs on my phone is exactly how it was on my iPod before! My iPod Pocket Frogs is bare now, but that doesn't matter. I don't play my iPod any more. Thank you!

      • Mahel

        You welcome!

  • CFYAU

    I've found all 46 new frogs... Happy to gift anyone any of the new frogs....

    • Oz Haviv

      Yes Please!  I hope you know you got All of them..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1425363565 Stacy Matherly Bittner

    I was soooo devastated when I went to play my pocket frogs (was at a pretty high level) and to find out that I have to start ALL over because I didn't get the message until now.  I will still play, but I am sad that I lost EVERYTHING!  I even spent money for some of the upgrades

  • http://www.facebook.com/piermatteovr Piermatteo Voice Signorini

    But the update is made only for iphone??? Not for android???

  • http://www.facebook.com/piermatteovr Piermatteo Voice Signorini

    But the update is made only for iphone??? Not for android???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7MFFUDVYSGW5TOQPN532CPBWT4 Karen

    Will it let you play the same game between your iPhone and iPad?

  • http://twitter.com/MeThinksThouD JaW

    Question; I have had PF on my old iPod touch 3rd Gen? running the version 5.1.1(9B206) (just before the one with the camera came out) and didn't want to put it on my newer iPhone4S because I like not having to be a slave to a 'phone'. How well is it going to run now that there have been all these 'updates' both for the "i" things and now PocketFrogs?

  • Sunspot246

    I
    miss the +Plus network! I used to be able to 'chat' with my neighbors
    right in the Pocket Frog app, leave comments and frog requests, and
    thank friends for gifts. The Game Center app is all about scores and how many games you have - very
    impersonal, the social element is totally gone. I've not been able to re-locate my frog-friends. Sharing frogs and progress reports was a big part of the fun.  :(

  • Sunspot246

    I
    miss the +Plus network! I used to be able to 'chat' with my neighbors
    right in the Pocket Frog app, leave comments and frog requests, and
    thank friends for gifts. The Game Center app is all about scores and how
    many games you have - very
    impersonal, the social element is totally gone. I've not been able to
    re-locate my frog-friends. Sharing frogs and progress reports was a big
    part of the fun.  :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.russell.315 Matthew Russell

    Need new frogs ones that are worth the most. I'm still tryin to get the hang of the game