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OOO
15th June 2017, 08:08 PM
Bad traffic day …

MGL 32 - Game 4 ~ Frogger

http://i.imgur.com/gXYdnLj.png

Nominated by gamers: BandontheRun and Michael Kibbey

ROM WolfMAME 0.106: frogger

Game Story:
Try and get your frog from one side of the road, over the river and into your home. To complete a level you must dodge cars, jump on logs and alligator backs while avoiding snakes, alligators, and otters. Bonuses are awarded for getting bugs that momentarily appear, escorting lady frogs home and getting five frogs safely home.

Score Submissions:
Please make a new post for each score you post, with your score as the first line of your post, along with a screen shot showing your score and initials.
This game finishes Sunday 2 July 2017, 7pm Sydney time Australia.

Please make sure your settings are as above. No continues are allowed when submitting a score and must be played from the beginning of the game. No pausing. No cheats allowed.

Games can be played at the arcade. You must ensure the arcade operator has the game at the MGL game settings for the submission to be valid.

GAME 4 … Leap for your life …

For you folk out at Netherworld, you can play this game on the arcade machine and post a photo of your score on this thread.

https://youtu.be/Dj3kXXIw02s

magrinder
15th June 2017, 10:32 PM
15,450

111707

Openers.

Hey look John73, it's Crossy Road! Don't you have a record on Crossy Road?

Barra
16th June 2017, 04:21 AM
Finally something worth playing lol


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BandontheRun
16th June 2017, 05:04 AM
15,450

111707

Openers.

Hey look John73, it's Crossy Road! Don't you have a record on Crossy Road?

This game is harder than it looks. That's a pretty impressive opening score. I've never played this with 5 lives though so hoping that helps.
Yes - this game is classic enough that a TV show can reference it for laughs and know the entire audience knows how this game is played. That's pretty impressive !



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RichyS
16th June 2017, 05:30 AM
11,120 - but played with 3 lives...
111709

- - - Updated - - -

13,420 - with 5 lives.

About 17k is my best - always been rubbish at this. The key lag is really annoying.
111710

Mameshane
16th June 2017, 06:02 AM
i hope to beable to get a big score on this game. i think around 15k has been my max in the past.111711

gadzooks
16th June 2017, 07:41 AM
10140...first time in a loooooooooooooooooooong time


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creech77
16th June 2017, 10:05 AM
11,890
111715

magrinder
16th June 2017, 11:43 AM
23,570

111724

Fire_Power
16th June 2017, 01:53 PM
11,560

111725

so far in this MGL two classic games, two rubbish games :)

gadzooks
16th June 2017, 02:19 PM
13000https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170616/8377e786a05f4618b48e7b44b67630ab.jpg


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zanderzone
16th June 2017, 02:41 PM
8890

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170616/269aaae6155ba30a92ac952c87fef57c.jpg


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Mameshane
16th June 2017, 03:37 PM
15640
111731

17190
111732

creech77
16th June 2017, 04:03 PM
13,280
111733

SectionZ
16th June 2017, 06:37 PM
8890

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170616/269aaae6155ba30a92ac952c87fef57c.jpg


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How did that Space Invader Get in Frogger :)

I sucked at this last time, couldn't get past round 5, pretty sure my joystick is too slow :D

John73
16th June 2017, 07:29 PM
16,610
111759

Jed
16th June 2017, 10:51 PM
a game everyone can like! my frog is called Rusty.

https://s23.postimg.org/vqa5xhlij/20170616_230530.jpg

fok999
17th June 2017, 05:33 AM
12140
111767

John73
17th June 2017, 05:52 AM
111770

RichyS
17th June 2017, 05:57 AM
16,150 - RichyS
111771

Brad
17th June 2017, 06:48 AM
16,880

bigredbird
17th June 2017, 01:10 PM
8900

Score for littlebigredbird

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/9699d186dc2691e2744acab973f7c1f5.jpg


13460

Score for bigredbird

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/130d9e419c86335f060aa7dd95435f2d.jpg

John73
17th June 2017, 01:47 PM
30,150

111808

Copped some awful speed changes at the wrong time that made this score a minor miracle.

Foot
17th June 2017, 02:41 PM
:064:

111825

fok999
17th June 2017, 04:44 PM
14220
111842

zanderzone
17th June 2017, 05:32 PM
This ones for Dom today at Netherworld
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/2fad9240eb511dbab108370c000ba9f4.jpg


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John73
17th June 2017, 05:52 PM
:064:

111825

:punish:

- - - Updated - - -


This ones for Dom today at Netherworld


Think the machine at NW is still set on 3 + 1 lives - Give Dom a go on your MAME/Multiboard cab and set it on 5 lives :)

OOO
17th June 2017, 09:15 PM
This ones for Dom today at Netherworld
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/2fad9240eb511dbab108370c000ba9f4.jpg


Haha! (expression of realization) ... you make me laugh ... Dom played on your Frogger machine at Netherworld!
Did you tap him on the shoulder that he had to finish at 8,000 points so he would not beat your score of 8,890?
Who can tell? ... but the family rivalry is strong!

(I suggest this game even just for patrons at Netherworld should be set at 5 lives. The game is hard enough at 3 lives. WR attempts at NW will need 5 lives.)

- - - Updated - - -


:064:

111825

Nice score! You are the lead frog on the scoreboard ... http://i.imgur.com/uhfMDLN.gif

Jed
17th June 2017, 09:23 PM
That high score though - 72k !!!! who was that anyone here ?

OOO
17th June 2017, 09:24 PM
A game everyone can like! My frog is called Rusty.

Too much water!

Jed
17th June 2017, 09:24 PM
Too much water!


Perhaps, not enough beer is more likely ;)

OOO
17th June 2017, 09:27 PM
Perhaps, not enough beer is more likely ;)

True ... and you need a much better Rainbow Islands score ... :cheers:

________________________________________________

Day 2 of 17 ...

Foot leads the army of frogs (yes that's what it says in the dictionary, the group that is, no mention of foot)

http://i.imgur.com/01cgLa0.png

http://i.imgur.com/hX8jWED.png

gadzooks
17th June 2017, 09:47 PM
14200....... how I did this...I really don't knowhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/f185c22bbb92fd5377f74eceacba8578.jpg


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thejudge
18th June 2017, 11:49 AM
28,750

111874

I used to play this one a lot in the old days :)

RMacauley
18th June 2017, 12:53 PM
Not too bad all things considered.

SMK
18th June 2017, 01:12 PM
15,810

111877

It's after 1am. I'll try some more tomorrow.

Barra
18th June 2017, 02:59 PM
First game back in a while

34890
111884

bigredbird
18th June 2017, 03:26 PM
15740

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170618/98fb0e0ba62a14441af6fcb354f125c0.jpg

22730

Improved a bit.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170618/20e41b059c27f4b36513a5e8634e5a43.jpg

OOO
18th June 2017, 04:43 PM
15,810

111877

It's after 1am. I'll try some more tomorrow.

That's the best time to play! No interruptions ... :075:

fok999
19th June 2017, 03:02 AM
16540
111908

bigredbird
19th June 2017, 11:47 AM
Uncle Frogger

My daughter (littlebigredbird) enjoys this game and has played it a bit in the past. She is excited it has come up in this MGL.

She calls the lady frog 'Mrs. Frogger' and has asked me a few times in the past if I have ever seen 'Uncle Frogger'. I have always said no (because I haven't) and thought it was something she had made up.

Well, it turns out that Uncle Frogger is real!
There is a bug in the game that sometimes makes lady frog invisible until you jump on her. She is normally purple but if you jump on her this way she will appear white with red legs. This is who she calls Uncle Frogger.

Please let me know of any sightings of Uncle Frogger and I will let her know.

creech77
19th June 2017, 12:21 PM
15,790
111933

kane
19th June 2017, 06:24 PM
16,580

111955

RMacauley
19th June 2017, 06:55 PM
Had 4 visits from Uncle Frogger in my submission. Only got 3 screenshots though.

Tell littlebigredbird that he made it home each time :D

John73
19th June 2017, 07:06 PM
I generally see Uncle Frogger several times during a game, including maybe 3 or 4 times in one game tonight.

Had a game earlier, scored 34k - doubt I'll bother submitting it since I know I can do a lot better than this - not one bug caught in the gates the whole time :'( Died on level 10 with one gate to go. Had I got in that, there was another easy 10k on offer - but still not enough to overtake Rob. Pretty sure I had 3 if not 4 very avoidable deaths. This is a game of patience and knowing when the crappy game coding is going to screw you :)

Really want to crack 100k on this game.

A very slight hijaak of the thread.

For those of you who stream, and those who like watching streams, can I ask that you all check out this website in the next week and consider throwing a few bucks to this very worthy cause, even if it's as little as $5 : https://tiltify.com/events/for-jude-in-june

This has been set up by wolfman24 who some of you may know from AA, but for those that don't, he has run several online comps such as IGBY and yOlympics (do I have that right?). In any case, it's going to showcase several people live streaming CAGs on Twitch over the next week and is raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

There are prizes to be had for donating or just watching streams during the week. Very good cause people, please consider getting on board :)

OOO
19th June 2017, 07:36 PM
Day 4 of 17 ...

http://i.imgur.com/m7CEpHb.png

Now check this out ... like in the MGL, every point counts in Starcade ... Mark beats Scott by just 20 points to have a chance to win his own arcade game.
Now take this challenge yourself ... the next time you play Frogger (next game only and only one chance!), can you control your nerves and score 2,000 points in 30 seconds?
Can you win your own video game back in the 80s?
Post your answer here of how you went ... and now go see how Mark went ...

https://youtu.be/M4n4y_X94fk

gadzooks
19th June 2017, 07:48 PM
Ohhhh that explains it.

Yeah you're right.

It just happens without warning and your frog turns red and white...I just thought it was because the lady frog just appears out of nowhere and you end up like that.

John73
19th June 2017, 07:54 PM
Day 4 of 17 ...

http://i.imgur.com/m7CEpHb.png

Now check this out ... like in the MGL, every point counts in Starcade ... Mark beats Scott by just 20 points to have a chance to win his own arcade game.
Now take this challenge yourself ... the next time you play Frogger (next game only and only one chance!), can you score 2,000 points in 30 seconds? ... can you win your own video game back in the 80s?
Post your answer here of how you went ... and now go see how Mark went ...

https://youtu.be/M4n4y_X94fk

30k and it's only good for 5th place? And what makes it worse, is that I'm behind that scoundrel Barra - this will not stand. Stay tuned, I will post a bigger score in the next 48 hours.

:)

EDIT: 2000 pts in 30 seconds - where did they find these 20 people that could do it? I've watched many people play Frogger at Netherworld and most people can't score 1000 let alone 2000 in 30 seconds. This guy got gypt!

terencew
19th June 2017, 10:28 PM
15600
111963

wolf186
interrupted game, will try again when I get more free time!

Barra
20th June 2017, 03:36 AM
No chance John73 I'm getting 100k tonight


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bigredbird
20th June 2017, 08:32 AM
Frogger Easter Egg

When the game is cycling through demo mode you can take control of Frogger when he reaches the top log.
Great for a really quick game when you've run out of credits.

111977

thejudge
20th June 2017, 10:00 AM
32,070

111984

Small update for me, got past the hard part and died in the easy part :(
Can do better.


33,900

111987

A little better

Barra
20th June 2017, 03:00 PM
Not quite 100k but I'll take it for now

56310

111988

Fire_Power
20th June 2017, 03:57 PM
How come real frogs can swim and my bvggers drown. I loose a lot of them going for the left most house and never get a lady frog at home. Looking forward to tip time.

Jed
20th June 2017, 10:07 PM
http://i63.tinypic.com/oilo6.jpg

Slow progress, if i get to 20k i'll be happy.
bigredbird tell your daughter i managed to catch a glimpse of uncle frog once :)

our 17 y/old grew out of arcade games (unlike me) but she absolutely loved bubble bobble when she was younger. I remember the huge screams of laughter when she was playing with friends. She also got pretty good at moon patrol!

Brad
21st June 2017, 11:49 AM
Uncle Frogger

My daughter (littlebigredbird) enjoys this game and has played it a bit in the past. She is excited it has come up in this MGL.

She calls the lady frog 'Mrs. Frogger' and has asked me a few times in the past if I have ever seen 'Uncle Frogger'. I have always said no (because I haven't) and thought it was something she had made up.

Well, it turns out that Uncle Frogger is real!
There is a bug in the game that sometimes makes lady frog invisible until you jump on her. She is normally purple but if you jump on her this way she will appear white with red legs. This is who she calls Uncle Frogger.

Please let me know of any sightings of Uncle Frogger and I will let her know.

I've actually seen this a lot.

Brad

creech77
21st June 2017, 04:07 PM
15,900
112049

John73
21st June 2017, 04:42 PM
49,320

Getting my jumpy skills back slowly

112050

OOO
21st June 2017, 05:18 PM
Day 6 of 17 ...

http://i.imgur.com/X7V0Hmz.png

Listen to Jerry as he explains how to play Frogger way back in 1983 ... his top score is 125,000 ... can you beat his score? ... (it's excellent footage of the time and a nice arcade too!)

https://youtu.be/o1h-Zvn72yE

As he says, there are many ways to die, and his presentation is great ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif.html)

Snjspiteri
21st June 2017, 08:03 PM
17360
112051
im sure there's a few tricks to this game. But I dont know of them ha ha:D

Rat
21st June 2017, 08:45 PM
As he says, there are many ways to die,

There are many more ways to die that he didn't mention and these frustrations mean that although I still like this classic game I find it too annoying to be high up in my favourites.

Such deaths include

1. F%^k you frogger I landed safely Death
2. Pressed up and frog didn't move Death
3. Lazy legs folded up very slowly and got run over Death.
4. Crazy movement, was that me the joystick or the game? Death

I'm sure there are more and I had all of those in this game and a couple of Unkles :)

I think my PB is closer to 50k but this score of 39,670 is a pretty good game for me, my cab HS must have been reset sometime, probably the old accidentally didn't think and pressed F5 wiping the HS trick.

http://i.imgur.com/w0k6boHh.jpg

Jed
21st June 2017, 10:38 PM
is it the emulation in mame that causes the glitch-deaths ? i don't remember it from playing a real frogger but it's been decades since i saw or played a real frogger.

Snjspiteri
21st June 2017, 10:43 PM
26010
112053
Was starting to wonder how players got those huge scores and then past that 4 stage and things slow down again?? Ahhhh theres hope yet!! Ha ha ha

magrinder
21st June 2017, 11:24 PM
F%^k you frogger

Haha. This may sum it up for players at any level.

thejudge
22nd June 2017, 06:54 AM
35,700

112055

Things are moving a bit quicker now :)

terencew
22nd June 2017, 10:50 AM
Got to get this out of my system, so maybe I can concentrate on longevity instead of a sprint start. I can regularly get 2000 in under 20 seconds, and ignoring about 2 seconds of starting up, I make this to be about 17 seconds?
112059

OK, enough stupids. Time to get serious, because my 15k is a bit shabby.

creech77
22nd June 2017, 01:45 PM
17,040
112064

bigredbird
22nd June 2017, 05:11 PM
11790

Score for littlebigredbird.

Included one Uncle Frogger!

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OOO
22nd June 2017, 06:26 PM
Got to get this out of my system, so maybe I can concentrate on longevity instead of a sprint start. I can regularly get 2000 in under 20 seconds, and ignoring about 2 seconds of starting up, I make this to be about 17 seconds?
112059

Well at least someone here can win the Megazone arcade machine ... looks like everyone else couldn't make the 2,000 points in 30 seconds Frogger Challenge ... :073:

So terencew you win the machine from the Starcade episode in the 2 frames below. I also noticed there are 3 shots of bigredbird of which one is a real close up. There is an extremely rare arcade machine called Angler Dangler (someone recently submitted a WR score in MAME for this game at TG). Frogger is there and no uncle Frogger. And someone is picking on Pooka and Fygar ... I think they will get even!

http://i.imgur.com/ECZOJjH.jpg

fok999
22nd June 2017, 11:42 PM
29020
I finally crossed the 20k !:023:
112076

fok999
23rd June 2017, 12:44 AM
Got to get this out of my system, so maybe I can concentrate on longevity instead of a sprint start. I can regularly get 2000 in under 20 seconds, and ignoring about 2 seconds of starting up, I make this to be about 17 seconds?
112059

OK, enough stupids. Time to get serious, because my 15k is a bit shabby.

I like this kind of challenge ! :D
who says better ? :cool:
I have not found how to display time ...

https://youtu.be/PLbaOy6_n1A

magrinder
23rd June 2017, 02:40 AM
31,790

112078

Frogger is a game of patience. I lack patience.

Barra
23rd June 2017, 04:08 AM
fok999 press F11 to view the frame counter


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camaro
23rd June 2017, 02:16 PM
You won't see much from me on this game
http://i.imgur.com/Fz7GISu.png

SectionZ
23rd June 2017, 03:30 PM
14,100

I don't get much better than this at Frogger. I should be in better form as I have played 'Horace goes skiing' on the C64 recently, not that I get to go skiing often with my road crossing skills!

Jed
23rd June 2017, 11:13 PM
finally beat that last screen of the first set, where it then gets easier again. never done that before so this is a pb by a decent margin. seems the next 10k after then comes pretty easily.

In awe of the big scores on this 50k and over! nerves of steel, especially when you're playing against a game that suddenly and brutally cheats you out of a life.

it's a weird game frogger. sort of boring, but still fun :)

30,910

https://s22.postimg.org/9bhjv57fl/20170623_223454.jpg

John73
24th June 2017, 07:29 AM
72,210

112124

Some tips:

1. Someone already gave the top tip, PATIENCE! Do not rush, it is a recipe for death.

2. If you can get the lady frog, or the bug in the end home positions, do so, but don't go out of your way trying to get them. As Jed mentioned above, if you beat the 5th stage (and then 10th and 15th etc) it gets easier again, and the next three stages are pretty much just an easy pass an another 10k+. You can't get this easy 10k when your frogs are dead because you chased 200 measly points.

3. Stages 4 and 5 are clearly the hardest. Stage 4 you'll generally get 3 quick red cars on the fourth row up - you are looking to be able to jump forwards, forwards in a row from row 3 - try to avoid having to jump right on stage 4, row 4 if that makes sense.

4. Stage 5 - PATIENCE again. Getting past the 3rd and 4th row of vehicles is the hardest part. You are looking for a gap after 4 fast cars in a row on the 4th row of the stage. Often this will match closely enough with a larger gap on the 3rd row so you can just jump forwards 3 times from row 2 of cars.

5. In stages 1-3 it really doesn't matter about which home position you get your frog into first, they are generally all pretty easy levels to get your frog into home position 1 (far left, and generally considered the hardest home position to get your frog in).

6. Stages 4-5, try and get the home position 1 frog in on your first one or two frogs. These game does have a nasty tendency to speed change at bad times, and you don't want a nasty speed change to make things even harder.

There are probably a million more tips others more qualified can give you, and questions just ask and I'll do my best to help out.

magrinder
24th June 2017, 08:56 AM
72,210

I 'liked" the above post, but there is no way I can't separate another post out to specifically say, nice score! Jeez... 72K is a monster tally.

thejudge
24th June 2017, 09:29 AM
40,250

112143

Should have been better, 2 stupid deaths at the end :realmad:

John73
24th June 2017, 09:58 AM
I 'liked" the above post, but there is no way I can't separate another post out to specifically say, nice score! Jeez... 72K is a monster tally.

Thanks. Close to if not a PB. really want 100k on this.

Those with a knosledge of the game wi'll know that there are avoidable speed changes that can make it impossible to finish every 5th board. Sadly I don't have this in depath knowledge, but would lo've to hear from someone that can explain it.

Of course the other big challenge of Frogger is learning the crappy glitches that cause you to die when you shouldn't if the game code was.better.written.

- - - Updated - - -


40,250

112143

Should have been better, 2 stupid deaths at the end :realmad:

Nice score. I nearly need to take a deep breathe after losing a frog jist so I don't do something stupid out of frustration and lose another frog.

Fire_Power
24th June 2017, 10:08 AM
There's one "good" glitch where I land in a home where the crocodile (Aust version :) ) has just appeared and yet I don't die. This does not make up for the other ones though, it's a cool game but would be so much more enjoyable without the bugs. I'm working closer to 20k and yet to make it across the 5th board.

thejudge
24th June 2017, 10:41 AM
There's one "good" glitch where I land in a home where the crocodile (Aust version :) ) has just appeared and yet I don't die.

I have found that the croc appears in 2 stages and he only kills in the last stage when he is fully shown. This is the same as the Lilly pads where they sink in 3 stages and only when they totally disappear do you get killed.

CrazyKongFan
24th June 2017, 11:55 AM
This is the same as the Lilly pads where they sink in 3 stages and only when they totally disappear do you get killed.

FYI: those are turtles, not lilly pads. They're swimming, and some of them dive under the water.

thejudge
24th June 2017, 12:07 PM
FYI: those are turtles, not lilly pads. They're swimming, and some of them dive under the water.

thanks for the clarification. I like the sound of killer lily pads better :)

OOO
24th June 2017, 01:31 PM
72,210

I think your PB is 94,970 from MGL24?

OOO
24th June 2017, 08:27 PM
Day 9 of 17 ...

John73 takes the lead ...

http://i.imgur.com/tizWfmP.png

Try your luck and see how many times you can cross the road and river safely ...

http://i.imgur.com/NfHBqoD.jpg

BandontheRun
25th June 2017, 12:50 AM
15520
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Snjspiteri
25th June 2017, 12:27 PM
31580
112199
Such a frustrating game!! So simple but yet so hard and so easy to crumble and loose 3 lives in seconds after doing so well. So much concentration needed which i do not have ha ha

Snjspiteri
25th June 2017, 01:36 PM
37090
112201
Driving me insane!!

outrun86
25th June 2017, 04:15 PM
12280 will see if I can improve this week https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170625/c52d6e4a05034eabbeac077ff3587b60.jpg

Brad
25th June 2017, 04:56 PM
I just don't enjoy this game.

Brad

bigredbird
25th June 2017, 07:51 PM
F

magrinder
26th June 2017, 01:09 AM
F

???

Frogger?
Fun?
Fantastic?

Foot
26th June 2017, 09:40 AM
I hate when I get rage jumping: Die, jump jump jump Die, jump jump Die, jump Die --- gamer over

112256

Flash IV
26th June 2017, 12:10 PM
7,810
Bob
112282

bigredbird
26th June 2017, 04:40 PM
13950

Score for littlebigredbird.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170626/f01153fb6e160b449cb7625b05b60a86.jpg

OOO
26th June 2017, 06:40 PM
Day 11 of 17 ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Frogger5_zps8g4xsggr.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Frogger5_zps8g4xsggr.png.html)

This machine has been played a lot and is badly worn down ... but still going strong!

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGL32_Grinkers_Frogger_zpscgzjpig9.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGL32_Grinkers_Frogger_zpscgzjpig9.jpg.html)

BandontheRun
26th June 2017, 08:24 PM
The music just taunts you.


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terencew
26th June 2017, 09:41 PM
17730
112340

Plenty of 16-17k scores tonight, just can't push through. Mental block.

CrazyKongFan
27th June 2017, 10:11 AM
39570

112351

hopefully can do better...had a really nasty 5th level board where the top set of turtles I needed to ride on to get the left-most home were diving turtles :x I've managed to roll it once on a real cab (then died due to the same problem as this game)

Also had one "uncle frog" :D

112352

Snjspiteri
27th June 2017, 07:37 PM
So what is the deal with those white frogs that just seem to randomly appear on your back??

gadzooks
27th June 2017, 08:18 PM
Better put up some scores hey!? 16200https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170627/0a9bcef801c79673b0ea347590d6c6a6.jpg


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terencew
27th June 2017, 08:30 PM
36980
112372

A breakthrough! No sugary beverage bribes needed either!

OOO
27th June 2017, 08:47 PM
36980
112372

A breakthrough! No sugary beverage bribes needed either!

That's a big breakthrough ... 17,730 to 36,980 ... does that now mean there is more to come?

terencew
27th June 2017, 08:50 PM
That's a big breakthrough ... 17,730 to 36,980 ... does that now mean there is more to come?

Fingers crossed!

bigredbird
28th June 2017, 05:58 AM
So what is the deal with those white frogs that just seem to randomly appear on your back??

That is Uncle Frogger.

He has made quite a few appearances this MGL.

Check this out... http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/88227-MGL-32-Game-4-Frogger-(closes-2-Jul)?p=1092675#post1092675

John73
28th June 2017, 11:10 AM
Possible tip, I haven't researched it enough though regarding this Uncle Frog.... the lady frog seems to disappear when already on a screen and you jump into one of the five home positions. If you notice which short log the lady frog disappeared from you can sometimes pick her up by jumping onto this seemingly empty log.

Hope that makes sense

magrinder
28th June 2017, 12:18 PM
112384

bigredbird
28th June 2017, 03:29 PM
I have rotated, zoomed and enhanced magrinder 's pic and found him hiding in the bus lane.

Waiting for Lady Frog perhaps?

112390

Rat
28th June 2017, 08:42 PM
52,330

Less buggy deaths this game.....only game I have played since last submission. This is a ripped or not game. Maybe close to a PB....? I don't care :)

http://i.imgur.com/RFFo56ah.jpg

Barra
29th June 2017, 07:05 AM
Those with a knosledge of the game wi'll know that there are avoidable speed changes that can make it impossible to finish every 5th board. Sadly I don't have this in depath knowledge, but would lo've to hear from someone that can explain it.

.

As far as I know there's a set interval between each speed change and so you can manage it by finishing boards very slowly or quickly depending where you are at.

That's my extent of my knowledge. I've had it explained to me before but can't remember much else as I'm not good enough at the game to need it. I'm fairly sure the 5th board of the 5th set of 5 boards (25th board) is impossible unless the speed is right. If you've heard about a frogger killscreen this is probably what they are referring to.

I'll see if I can drum up some more information. Would be great to finally understand it.

:)

John73
29th June 2017, 05:42 PM
Quick Google search and this is probably something I read years ago on CAGDC:

http://www.classicarcadegaming.com/forums/index.php/topic,782.0.html

Some helpful comments in here by some great players.

From what I've seen, some of the speed changes make the game ridiculously hard, but not impossible. And to my mind, it's just something you probably need to learn to deal with. From what I've read, these are not avoidable - you may get some really ugly speeds because it seems like there is randomness to the game and how the speed changes work. E.g. you will not always get speed change B after speed change A occurs. I am guessing a little bit here.

One of the most helpful comments in the above thread for those interested in getting big scores is this:



So, is there consistent way to get to the leftmost spot when there is just a single alligator?

For the most part, the answer is "yes" IF a speed transition does not happen between the start of the board and the time you get the left-most home filled (and you don't get screwed by a snake or otter). However, if the speed transition occurs early in the board, then it does make it extremely difficult (and sometimes impossible) to get the left home. The only good news is that the next transition is usually coming pretty soon so if you fill the other homes as slow as possible (ie, let the timer run down as far as you can), sometimes this gets you back on track.

Barra
29th June 2017, 05:57 PM
Ok after reading that thread it seems I was way off-track in my understanding
Thanks for posting, John

John73
29th June 2017, 05:59 PM
Ok after reading that thread it seems I was way off-track in my understanding
Thanks for posting, John

Without someone doing the old disassemble and read of the original code, it's really just guess work from everyone I'd say for the most part.

Barra
29th June 2017, 06:07 PM
Without someone doing the old disassemble and read of the original code, it's really just guess work from everyone I'd say for the most part.

Yeah you'd have to trust Don's and Pat's judgement though

Very surprising no one has looked at the code to be honest. Could be one piece of information away from being able to marathon the game?

Jed
29th June 2017, 06:13 PM
Without someone doing the old disassemble and read of the original code, it's really just guess work from everyone I'd say for the most part.

That would be a tough ask. As a coder, you'd have to know the whole picture of the whole game, to be able to analyse why and where the speed changes happen. The amount of people that can read assembly language to that level nowadays, are probably on their last legs...

John73
29th June 2017, 06:16 PM
Yeah you'd have to trust Don's and Pat's judgement though

Very surprising no one has looked at the code to be honest. Could be one piece of information away from being able to marathon the game?

Mathoning Frogger and earning your place in an insane asylum for the rest of your days would go hand in hand I think. Q*Bert, Gyruss or Missile Command for days on end, I can understand the attraction - but Frogger? Would you really want to? :lol

And of course with the quick deaths if you walk away and only one bonus frog, how long could one person realistically last on this game?

- - - Updated - - -


That would be a tough ask. As a coder, you'd have to know the whole picture of the whole game, to be able to analyse why and where the speed changes happen. The amount of people that can read assembly language to that level nowadays, are probably on their last legs...

I'm sure there are plenty around that could still do it easily, but those in that that list who would WANT to do it - that would severely limit the list.

thejudge
29th June 2017, 07:10 PM
49,690

112431

I finally managed to get past my last score, and a PB for me :041:

Jed
29th June 2017, 07:54 PM
I'm sure there are plenty around that could still do it easily, but those in that that list who would WANT to do it - that would severely limit the list.

OK after a couple of minutes on the web, I've put together a head start for anyone who wants to try and decipher the mysteries of the frogger slowdown.

apparantly Frogger was developed in z80 pure machine language, like most of the golden age arcade games before 1985.

If anyone wants to try and identify why frogger slows down, amongst the machine code, try to identify the following:

- identify game objects, called agents, by locating nouns in the game description, break down thgose game objects into every individual object
- categorize agents into 1/user controlled agents (hint the game is called Frogger), 2/agents that move or do other things by themselves (sometimes also called artificial intelligence agents) and 3/ completely passive agents acting as props such as the road.
- identify agent interaction by locating verbs in the game description

Then, christ knows how, but try to identify why bottlenecking occurs in certain sections of the game for apparantly no reason.

Sounds like a piece a piss :D

camaro
29th June 2017, 08:34 PM
As a side note just turned 73mate on television and watching screenPLAY, a new show about gaming and in the 1st scenes it has Frogger on the PC screen next to the main character.

Jed
30th June 2017, 11:29 AM
As a side note just turned 73mate on television and watching screenPLAY, a new show about gaming and in the 1st scenes it has Frogger on the PC screen next to the main character.
Is that Hex's new show?

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camaro
30th June 2017, 12:51 PM
Is that Hex's new show?

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Not sure but I didn't last long as it was shite.

gadzooks
30th June 2017, 02:59 PM
Well this was painful just missed the last hole to get the the next round .....grrrr!

19360

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camaro
30th June 2017, 05:20 PM
Small increase..really can't get into this one at all
http://i.imgur.com/MCEfjOF.png

OOO
30th June 2017, 06:27 PM
Day 15 of 17 ...

http://i.imgur.com/YPjmNXh.png

This game is so popular, they even made a watch version, for those who needed more Frogger (or those who couldn't handle the arcade version ... :laugh:)

http://i.imgur.com/m5VNSal.jpg

OOO
30th June 2017, 07:57 PM
As a side note just turned 73mate on television and watching screenPLAY, a new show about gaming and in the 1st scenes it has Frogger on the PC screen next to the main character.

That was a great pickup Andrew ... the MGL at AA and TG is being watched by the video gaming community at large (video gamers, video gaming sites, video gaming podcasts, arcades and TV video gaming shows). It was also a good decision by AA to remove the need to sign into AA to view the MGL ... the world can look in as they wish ...

This is no coincidence and I think it's great!

MGL 32 launches Frogger on 16-Jun and invites all gamers and arcades to join in ...

Then Grinkers launch a Frogger tournament from 26-Jun to 30-Jun ... they are a fabulous arcade and I hope they do even better ...

http://i.imgur.com/9JoqXjW.png

http://i.imgur.com/BPvJoIX.png

As Andrew posted, for the opening segment of Episode 1 of the new show called screenPLAY broadcast on 29-Jun, of all the games you could possibly pick, Frogger is shown repeatedly in the opening scenes ... good luck to their show as well ... https://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/screenplay/-/watch/36206022/screenplay-thu-29-jun-season-1-episode-1/

http://i.imgur.com/VD0Vnj1.png

http://i.imgur.com/J4fX8BH.png

http://i.imgur.com/B5zSLuJ.png

At TG through Settle It On the Screen, those guys do an amazing job to promote video gaming, and highlighted again MGLXXXII by playing Frogger today, 30-Jun (and Asteroids) ... https://www.facebook.com/TwinGalaxies/videos/10155453370764904/

http://i.imgur.com/jRuqXCa.png

Rough odds of 1 in a 100 games you could pick to play at Grinkers, 1 in a 1000 of anything you could pick for ScreenPLAY and 1 in a 1000 to play at SIOTS = All 3 x Frogger equals 1 chance in 100,000,000 ... no coincidence ...

Awesome!

RichyS
1st July 2017, 04:03 AM
17080 - I still hate the unresponsive controls in MAME...

112514

Mameshane
1st July 2017, 07:07 AM
17980https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170630/07f8e9f941406170dea4c74d7eaa71fb.jpg

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camaro
1st July 2017, 01:21 PM
Another small improvement.
Can't be bothered with this game anymore....never liked it and now i remember why.
http://i.imgur.com/702pVHH.png

Snjspiteri
1st July 2017, 06:52 PM
54910
112594
Was in the zone with my last frog scored well over 30k.

bigredbird
1st July 2017, 09:31 PM
38940

New PB for me.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170701/1b4732b27d7eb7a5861877f183187f69.jpg

OOO
1st July 2017, 09:32 PM
Day 16 of 17 ...

http://i.imgur.com/8CVrvSS.png

Only 1 day to go until this game is closed.

Take your chances ...

http://i.imgur.com/qfNu2Kk.jpg

Jed
1st July 2017, 09:47 PM
Small improvement, seem to lose many lives by getting stranded in the middle of the river with nothing to jump on, and run out of time.


33,750


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Sawys
2nd July 2017, 03:54 AM
11.980
112609

BandontheRun
2nd July 2017, 04:52 AM
17080 - I still hate the unresponsive controls in MAME...

112514

Don't think that is Mame - I believe that occasional lag is actually in the code.


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magrinder
2nd July 2017, 06:05 AM
49,910

112613

This score represents some serious grinding. This isn't at all a fun or easy game for me. I was fortunate to pass the 20K marker with all guys in tow. A solid improvement overall and certainly an all time PB.

kane
2nd July 2017, 08:07 AM
33,770

I'm just here for the lady frogs....

112615

creech77
2nd July 2017, 08:55 AM
17,940
112617

Mameshane
2nd July 2017, 09:18 AM
26910
112618

SMK
2nd July 2017, 11:10 AM
18,140

112621

Taking forever to break that 20k mark. Not sure how much harder the stages can get.

PS: Just realized this game was "5" men to start. Oh well. Got this score starting with only 3 men. On to the next game.

BandontheRun
2nd July 2017, 11:55 AM
16140

Personal best and don't see myself getting much better anytime soon. Funny thing is that I tied my own high score of 15520 several times before getting this one.


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John73
2nd July 2017, 01:01 PM
18,140

112621

Taking forever to break that 20k mark. Not sure how much harder the stages can get.

PS: Just realized this game was "5" men to start. Oh well. Got this score starting with only 3 men. On to the next game.

With a score of 18K, you've died on the 5th board which is the hardest. After that, the 5 boards just repeat, though the speed changes aren't something that is 100% predictable. If you get through the 5th board, you should be pretty much set for at least 30k. And assuming you played on 3 starting lives, you should do it if you have another couple of games.

creech77
2nd July 2017, 01:30 PM
28,880
112625

Fire_Power
2nd July 2017, 02:15 PM
16,480

112629

I'm sick of frogging, it is a true classic game and I've played it heaps this MGL but can't get thru the 5th board. So many times I arrive at the start of the 5th with a full pond of frogs and have never made it across.

Looks to me like the bus lane is key to timing the road run but I can't master it, good on those who can.

Foot
2nd July 2017, 02:16 PM
No Love for the frog man this MGL, It's like a frog slaughter, dead kermits everywhere, Miss Piggy's in a perpetual state of mourning, Keanu Reeves driving all the buses at 50 mph and I'm not missing one of them, not even the appearance of uncle fester frog can save me from the random Steve Menzies appearances while I'm hopping on the back of a croc, since when did a beaver try and mount a croc anyway, aaarrrrgghhhhhhhh!!!!!

That's it for Frogger (which by the way is now the most played game listed in my Mame set up)

112630

Foot
2nd July 2017, 02:18 PM
And here's a quick pic of an CP I have laying around.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170702/65a5fec2ffc305a470038292c511e863.jpg


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camaro
2nd July 2017, 02:40 PM
one last ditch to get an extra but should get me one more position
http://i.imgur.com/QtyVFvt.png

Bishop83
2nd July 2017, 02:45 PM
Just not had the time unfortunately for this game I do enjoy it and Believe it was one of the first games I ever played 8640 https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170702/72fa3fa22d02dad648b458c841d593f4.jpg

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Batfink
2nd July 2017, 03:02 PM
been too busy doing nothing , nearly missed this one :redface

Snjspiteri
2nd July 2017, 05:08 PM
Try as I may for an increase in score today just couldnt make it happen. The faster you try to go through the early stages the more the phantom deaths occur from short jumps. I think it must have to do with the frogs stamina. As he must not be able to sustain such a quick pace and fall short with his out of breath jumps ha ha ha ha DAMN YOU FROG!!! ��

OOO
2nd July 2017, 07:51 PM
Day 17 of 17. Score submissions for Game 4 Frogger is now closed.

The final scoreboard standings are below ...

http://i.imgur.com/oDRhV05.png

Easy game? Easy being a frog? Did you like being a frog? How many times were you run over? Did you enjoy your time with Lady Frog? And how’s your uncle? …
Well don’t feel bad because this is a tough game despite the simple physics and death is always just around the corner, just ask Jerry!

Foot, Barra, Snjspiteri, DaLar, Rat and RMacauley all hit excellent scores over 50K to take out 2nd place to 7th place respectively … nice jumping!

Congratulations to John73 for winning Game 4 with some masterful vehicle avoidance and timely log and turtle back jumping … :041:

http://i.imgur.com/2Bes3ts.png

For you Frogger junkies, if you need more, then play the board game, it might be a bit safer …

http://i.imgur.com/rMbUT2G.jpg

Asteroids and Circus Charlie are currently in play, Game 5 and Game 6, and you can make a clown of yourself in both games!

:)

OOO
2nd July 2017, 10:23 PM
Grinkers in Eagle Idaho closed their Frogger competition not long ago like Game 4 of MGLXXXII ...

http://i.imgur.com/5JAoffJ.png