Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge
Developer(s)Blitz Games(PS, DC, Win)
Game Titan(GBC)
Publisher(s)Hasbro Interactive
Director(s)Darren Wood (PS, DC, Win)
David Lubar(GBC)
Producer(s)Team Spirit (PS, DC, Win)
David Walls (GBC)
Designer(s)Alex Rigby (PS, DC, Win)
Joff Scarcliffe (PS, DC, Win)
David Lubar (GBC)
Composer(s)Andrew Morris (PS, DC, Win)
Scott Marshall (GBC)
SeriesFrogger
Platform(s)PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, Dreamcast
ReleasePlayStationGame Boy Color
  • NA: 17 September 2000
Microsoft WindowsDreamcast
  • NA: 13 October 2000
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge is an actionvideo game developed by Blitz Games and published by Hasbro Interactive for the PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, and Dreamcast. The game is part of the Frogger series, and the sequel to the 1997 remake of Frogger, featuring similar 4-way movement gameplay in a 3D world and 6 different environments. Unlike its predecessor, Frogger 2 features a choice of different characters to play with in the game, several multiplayer modes, and an in-game storyline. A Nintendo 64 port of the game was planned, but was later cancelled.[1]

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Gameplay[edit]

The PC and console versions of Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge features significant changes to the gameplay that differentiates it from its predecessor. Although the gameplay objective of the Frogger series remains unchanged (the player has to collect five small frogs in order to win the game, all the while avoiding level-specific obstacles and enemies), the general gameplay has been retooled to a more traditional platformer. The level design structure has been changed to a more linear format, compared to the complex level maps from its predecessor which requires the player to actively explore and seek out the frogs. Due to the linear nature of the levels, all five frogs placed sparingly throughout each level, doubling as checkpoints for the player should they lose a life. The gameplay also lacks a time limit, though the player is graded at the results screen on how fast they completed the level.

The gameplay has also been significantly expanded from the predecessor. Players can now choose from a selection of frogs (with players alternating between Frogger and Lillie in story mode), albeit they all share the same moveset. Frogger's 'super jump' from the first game (an ability that allowed him to jump to higher-placed platforms) was expanded to also allow Frogger to perform a 'double jump' after using it, which can be used for clearing platforms with short gaps in front of them. Likewise, the ability of Frogger to croak was tweaked to allow players to use them as a beacon of sorts to find the small frogs-when Frogger croaks (represented by a circle that expands outwards from him), the small frogs will croak back through a similar beacon that the player can use to determine their location. Frogger also retains the ability to use the tongue to devour insects is also present, which like in the previous game can grant the player a higher score or an extra life depending on the insect consumed. Levels now include 25 coins scattered throughout each level that player can collect; with the reward for collecting them all in one level playthrough being a new game mode or an additional playable character. The game also features a multiplayer mode, which supports two players in the PlayStation version (four with a multitap) and can support up to four players in the Dreamcast and PC versions.

In contrast, the Game Boy Color version of Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge plays a lot closer to the original arcade game, though this game also has changes as well. Instead of collecting frogs, the player merely has to reach the end of each level, avoiding obstacles along the way. Flags are marked as checkpoints for the player to respawn to should he lose a life, and gems can be collected as a means to add to the player's score. A time limit also exists, so the player has to quickly reach the end of the level before the time runs out. Twenty four levels are spread throughout five worlds (Frog Ponds, Gator Lairs, Ice Caves, Lava Pits, and Lost Mines in chronological order) for the player to complete, with Frogger and Lillie available as playable characters.

Plot[edit]

Swampy, a crocodile whom Frogger jumped on in the past, gets revenge on Frogger by stealing the many baby frog siblings of his girlfriend, Lillie Frog. Frogger and Lillie pursue Swampy through various worlds rescuing the baby frogs along the way. Swampy travels to space, where he uses a satellite to broadcast a commercial for his own game, Swampy: The Game. Frogger follows in a rocket that Lillie manages to activate, and corners Swampy in a space station, where a device transports them back to Earth during Halloween. Swampy attempts to create his game in a factory under a haunted house, by using the baby frogs. Frogger and Lillie attempt to stop him, but end up trapped in a cage being lowered towards a pit full of magma. Swampy's plan goes errant after one of the baby frogs, named Tad, escapes the conveyor belt and starts playing on the controls, in the process freeing Frogger and Lillie, releasing the other baby frogs, and severely damaging the machine, quickly building up into an earthquake. After the frogs escape, the factory and mansion explode from the malfunctioning machine, and Swampy is flung off into the distance.

Development[edit]

The game was announced on May 5, 2000, in a press release.[2]

Reception[edit]

Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings76.88% (PC)[3]
76.75% (PS1)[4]
75.25% (DC)[5]
74.60% (GBC)[6]
Metacritic77 (PS1)[7]
74 (DC)[8]
72 (PC)[9]
Review scores
PublicationScore
EGM5.3/10[3]
GameSpot7.1/10 (PC)[3]
7/10 (PS1)[3]
6.9/10 (DC)[3]
5.4/10 (GBC)[3]
IGN8.5/10 (PC)[10]
8.5/10 (PS1)[11]
8.2/10 (DC)[12]
8/10 (GBC)[13]
Next Generation[14]
OPM (US)3/5[3]

Jeff Lundrigan reviewed the PlayStation version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that 'It won't win any awards for originality, but Frogger 2 accomplishes what it sets out to do and proves enjoyable enough.'[14] It was a runner-up for GameSpot's annual 'Best Puzzle Game' award among console games, losing to Samba de Amigo.[15] Tk maxx bookends.

Frogger 2 Swampys Revenge

In comparison to the mixed reception of its predecessor, Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge was received much more positively. IGN, who gave the game's predecessor 2/10, gave the PC and PlayStation versions of Frogger 2 a rating of 8.5,[10][11] stating that 'after Hasbro's frightful first effort with this old classic, Blitz Games sets things straight'.[11]GameSpot rated the game 7.1 for the PC version, 7.0 for the PlayStation version, and 6.9 for the Dreamcast version, while giving the Game Boy Color a more mediocre review of 5.4. Metacritic gave the game 77/100.

References[edit]

  1. ^'Frogger 2 - Nintendo 64 - IGN'.
  2. ^'From Pac-Man to Action Man, Hasbro Interactive Unveils the Hottest New PC and Video Games At the Electronic Entertainment Expo'. Business Wire. May 5, 2000. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2021 – via The Free Dictionary.
  3. ^ abcdefg'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for PC'. GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  4. ^'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for PlayStation'. GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  5. ^'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for Dreamcast'. GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  6. ^'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for Game Boy Color'. GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  7. ^'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for PlayStation'. Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  8. ^'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for PlayStation'. Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  9. ^'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge for Dreamcast'. Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  10. ^ abKim, Steve (2000-10-19). 'Frogger 2 (PC)'. IGN. Archived from the original on 2002-08-15.
  11. ^ abcKim, Steve (2000-10-17). 'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge (PS)'. IGN. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  12. ^Justice, Brandon (2000-10-17). 'Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge (Dreamcast)'. IGN. Archived from the original on 2001-02-04. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  13. ^Harris, Craig (2000-09-26). 'Frogger 2 (Game Boy Color)'. IGN. Archived from the original on 2000-12-04. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  14. ^ abLundrigan, Jeff (November 2000). 'Finals'. Next Generation. Vol. 3 no. 11. Imagine Media. p. 131.
  15. ^GameSpot Staff (January 5, 2001). 'Best and Worst of 2000'. GameSpot. Archived from the original on February 13, 2002.

External links[edit]

  • Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge at MobyGames
  • Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge (PlayStation) can be played for free in the browser on the Internet Archive
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  • 2Game data
  • 5Audio settings
  • 6Network
  • 7Issues fixed
  • 8Other information
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General information

Highway Frogs - A community dedicated to modding and collecting information on the Frogger Franchise

Availability[edit]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Frogger 2 Swampy's Revenge Rom

SystemLocation
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeHasbro InteractiveFrogger2[Note 1]
Frogger

Save game data location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows <path-to-game>savedatasavegame.dat[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Video Options. Access by launching 'Frogger2.exe -c'.
Graphics featureStateNotes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowedSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Control Setup
Control Configuration
Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller supportConfiguration windows require a mouse or keyboard.
Controller remappingSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Sound Options
Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audioOn Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Localizations

US versions only contain an English language option.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

TypeNativePlayersNotes
Local play4 Versus
LAN play4 Versus
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't access the graphics and controls setup menu[edit]

The game, by default, sets up the Start Menu shortcut to go to the setup window as well.

Frogger 2 Swampy's Revenge Xbox

Create a new shortcut[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Right click Frogger2.exe and click Create a New Shortcut.
  3. Right click the new shortcut and select Properties on the drop down menu.
  4. In the target for the properties, add -c a the end of the very end of the target.
  5. Click Apply at the bottom of the properties window to save your changes.
Launching the shortcut should now lead you directly to the graphics setup menu.

Game Crashes On Launch[edit]

Run the game as an administrator[citation needed]
  1. Right click on <path-to-game>Frogger2.exe and click Properties.
  2. Click on the Compatibility tab and check the 'Run this program as an administrator' checkbox.
  3. Click Apply, then click OK.

Miscellaneous Graphical Issues[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract the dgVoodoo x86 DLL files from the 'MS' folder and place these files into the installation folder.
  3. Run Frogger 2.

Note:Using dgVoodoo2 will require Windows 7 or greater and a video card capable of DirectX 10.1 or greater.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specsSupportedNotes
Direct3D7
Software renderer
Executable32-bit64-bitNotes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
MinimumRecommended
Operating system (OS)9598
Processor (CPU)Intel Pentium 200 MMX
System memory (RAM)32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)70 MB
Video card (GPU)3D Video Card
2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesVirtualStoreMACHINESOFTWAREWow6432Node (more details).
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References