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Because of his envy of Frogger's achievements and the attention he receives, Swampy the Crocodile hatches a devious scheme to invade his pond and kidnap Lillie Frog's brothers and sisters. What a vile crocodile! Assuming the role of the vengeful frog, you must thwart the evil crocodile and save the innocent tadpoles from harm.
Divided into various interactive 3D worlds, Frogger's mission spans over 30 levels crammed with life threatening obstacles and monstrous cronies blocking the path to victory. Fortunately, the frog has been endowed with supreme powers including regular hops and super-hops, the ability to float over water and land, a Power Croak for calling missing tadpoles and a bug-seeking tongue.
Additionally, power-ups are strewn about including secret coins, extra lives, quick hops and auto hops. In multiplayer sessions, players utilize slow hops that significantly decrease hopping speeds.
Worlds include haunted mansions, forest-based temples, complex caves and futuristic towers, all of which feature enemies and obstacles specific to the levels. Along the way, you run into spikes of doom, axe-wielding guards, shocking lightning traps, spiders and creepy caterpillars.
Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge features various options including story, arcade and multiplayer modes. Arcade mode builds on the story mode described previously by requiring you to traverse levels completed in the former mode while collecting gold coins to unlock Super-Retro levels. These excursions feature over-the-head 2D graphics, much like the original Frogger.
Supporting up to four players, multiplayer mode includes a plethora of mini-games including Cornered, Boxed In, Toad Road and Trail Blazer. Depending on how well you've done in story mode, hidden characters may or may not be selectable in the multiplayer mode.
Released by Hasbro Interactive, Frogger 2: Swampy's Revenge also features gameplay options including difficulty settings, demos, sounds, credits and reset functions. Can you thwart Swampy the Crocodile and save Lillie Frog's friends and family? Hop to the challenge and find out! ~ Matthew House, All Game Guide