19 September 2011

Frogatto and Friends

Gaming Genres: Platformer, Action, Retro
Story Genres: Adventure, Comedic
Graphical Styles: 2D, Cartoon, Low Resolution
Platforms: Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, iOS, BlackBerry Tablet OS (QNX)
Pricing Model: Free, Pay $
Developer(s): Lost Pixel
Publisher(s): Lost Pixel, Humble Store
Initial Release Date: July 13, 2010
Website(s): Homepage
An old-school 2D platformer game, starring a certain quixotic frog. From the creators of Battle for Wesnoth comes this exciting jump-and-run platformer. Frogatto has gorgeous, high-end pixel art, pumping arcade tunes, and all the gameplay nuance of a classic console title. Run and jump over pits and enemies. Grab enemies with your tongue, swallow them, and then spit them out at other enemies as projectiles! Fight dangerous bosses, and solve vexing puzzles. Collect coins and use them to buy upgrades and new abilities in the store. Talk to characters in game, and work to unravel Big Bad Milgram's plot against the townsfolk! At over 30 levels set in 4 different environments, Frogatto is not a flash in the pan, and has the play-time you'd expect from a real videogame.

A great platformer in a old-school style with lots of polish. Most notably is that the only way to attack is to first swallow a enemy and then launch it at other enemies, making it far less actiony then it would of been otherwise; And the terrific parallax graphics. It has some of, what is possibly, the best parallax graphics I have ever seen in how well the different layers are seamlessly mended together to form one great looking whole. It is not the best looking game I have ever seen, but it is up there and very good looking.

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Indieness: Indie
Play/Watch?: Should Play


  1. Now available on the Blackberry Playbook.

  2. It is now available for purchase though the humble store. From this version onwards it is a commercial product.