Earlier this week, Konami announced Frogger Returns, the company’s first title to be released via DSiWare. This DSiWare version is a port of the WiiWare version that continues in the franchise’s tradition of challenging players with guiding their favorite green frog from one side of a bustling city back to his home marsh, while avoiding vehicles or falling off of logs.
The game differs from previous iterations in that it contains power-ups, and new gameplay modes that allow for more casual gameplay, along with racing against a clock and so on. You can even hop up the game’s local leaderboards and track your high scores.
As Konami’s first foray into the DsiWare space, we wanted to provide consumers with a fan favorite that would have mass appeal across a broad audience,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., via a company press release. “With Frogger Returns, we are taking the heart-pounding challenge of arcade Frogger, and giving it a new look for the Nintendo DSi with colorful graphics, updated gameplay, new obstacles and much more.”
Frogger Returns will hop onto DSiWare later this Spring.