Froggie POKEY Version (You Supply POKEY) - Atari 7800

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$45.00

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IMPORTANT!

This version of Froggie requires that you send us a POKEY chip or Ballblazer cartridge before we ship your order!

Please read all the details below.

Ribbit!

While the Atari 7800 had many arcade ports, one notable omission from Atari’s lineup was Frogger. AtariAge user Schmutzpuppe sought to remedy that problem, and released his first playable demo of Frogger for the 7800 back in 2005! Since then, the game has evolved into a full-fledged Frogger port! Your goal in Froggie is to get your frog across all the lanes of traffic, and then safely to the opposite side of a dangerous river! You need to guide your frog to an unoccupied berth at the top of the screen. Once you’ve done this five times, you’ll start on a new level, where greater challenges await!

Froggie

Along the way, you’ll encounter various elements:

  • Cars and Trucks: Cross the road through heavy traffic to reach the sidewalk without getting hit!
  • Sidewalk: The sidewalk is safe as long as you don’t get caught by a snake!Turtles and Logs: Your frog must jump on turtles or logs to cross the river. Don’t fall off or you will die!
  • Snakes: Snakes will appear on the sidewalk and logs. You can hop on a snake’s back, but not his mouth!
  • Alligators: Alligators swim along the logs from time to time. You can jump on an alligator’s back, but you will die if you jump on his open mouth!
  • Lady Frog: Occasionally you’ll see a lady frog hopping along a log. If you hop your frog onto the log to rescue her and take her home, you’ll score bonus points.
  • Fly: If you hop your frog into a home bay while a fly is showing, your frog gets a free meal and you’ll receive bonus points!
  • Home Bay: If you jump into an empty home bay, your frog is safe and sound. But don’t jump into an occupied bay or else you will lose your frog!

Features

  • Standard and Novice Difficulty Levels
  • Built-in XM Support for POKEY Audio
  • Music can be toggled On/Off
  • Adjust screen vertically
  • Supports High Score Cartridge
  • NTSC and PAL support
  • Pause Support

Screenshots

Froggie Screenshot Froggie Screenshot

Additional Information

Froggie includes game cartridge, and full-color, 8-page manual.

POKEY Audio

This version of Froggie uses an on-board Atari POKEY chip for improved sound effects and music that are much truer to the arcade version than the standard version of Froggie. Unfortunately, the POKEY is a custom chip produced by Atari. This means that the only POKEY chips in existence are those that were manufactured for Atari 8-bit computers (400/800, 800XL, 130XE, etc.), the Atari 5200, certain Atari arcade games, and the two Atari 7800 games Ballblazer and Commando. There are very few sources of new, unused POKEY chips. Many are removed from Ballblazer carts, as they are relatively common. These chips have not been produced in 30 years!

This means that we do not have many POKEY chips. If you want a copy of Froggie with a POKEY chip, you'll need to either send us a POKEY chip or send us a Ballblazer cartridge and we will remove the POKEY chip.

Atari POKEY Chip

How to Get a POKEY version of Froggie

  1. Add the game to your shopping cart (along with anything else you want to purchase) and checkout normally.
  2. We'll send you an email with instructions on how to send us a POKEY or Ballblazer cartridge.
  3. Once we receive the chip or cartridge, we'll test it to make sure it's working.
  4. We'll then make your Froggie game and ship it to you!
  5. If we do NOT receive your POKEY chip or Ballblazer cartridge within 30 days, we will cancel your order and refund your payment.
  6. If you order other items with Froggie, everything will ship together!

If you have any questions about the above process, please contact us. Likewise, if you have a source of POKEY chips or Ballblazer carts, we'd love to hear from you if you'd like to sell or trade them to us.

Get a Froggie Box!

Froggie BoxFroggie Box

If you'd like a boxed copy of Froggie, please select "Box Upgrade: Yes" at the top of the page before adding Froggie to your cart. Our boxes are professionally printed and include a box insert to hold your Froggie cartridge in place. We want you to play our games, so we have not sealed or shrinkwrapped the boxes in any way, allowing you easy access to the game cartridge and manual.

These boxes are the same size as boxes Atari produced for their games "back in the day". They look great sitting on a shelf with your other boxed homebrew games, or alongside games from the classic Atari 2600 library. We only have a limited number of boxes for each game, and there is no guarantee they will become available again once our supplies are exhausted. Click on the images to the right to see larger photos of the box.

Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick
Cartridge Size 32K
Code and Design Matthias Luedtke
Label Art Melvin Luedtke
Manual Design G. Tony Morse

FroggoGamer on 01/28/2019 07:17pm
The game is the 7800 version of Frogger and plays exactly as you'd expect it to play, just like the Arcade. It looks great, control is responsive and I had no problems playing it other than sucking at it, and found no glitches. The only small quirk is that I have to turn the system off and on again if I want to switch difficulty. There might be more differences between novice and expert difficulty other than starting with 3 lives on expert rather than 5 but I am horrible at this game.

What some of you really want want to know is if the Pokey chip makes a difference. It does. The Pokey sound is absolutely amazing! My Ballblazer made a great sacrifice. It sounds like an arcade machine. You can use the Select switch to toggle between POKEY and TIA, and you can hear the difference for yourself.

This game is as arcade perfect as you can get on the 7800. If you like Frogger, you'll be "happie" with this game.

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