Konami is capitalizing on the Frogger model for a brand new actuality competitors collection for Peacock, NBC Common’s streaming service. The traditional arcade recreation will probably be tailored into the TV present Frogger, described as a “fierce and ridiculously enjoyable competitors” wherein contestants compete in 12 themed impediment programs. And sure, that features dodging “treacherous visitors.”
In line with a information launch, Frogger contestants will even need to “leap over snapping gators and jump over hungry hippos to beat the course.” Presumably, these wild animals will probably be simulated as a part of a comparatively protected impediment course within the vein of Wipeout, Most Excessive Elimination Problem, and American Ninja Warrior — partly as a result of Peacock pitches its new recreation present as “a wild, whimsical Frogger world.”
Frogger is being produced by Eureka Productions. The manufacturing firm’s different exhibits embody ABC’s Holey Moley and Netflix’s Courting Round. 13 hourlong episodes of Frogger have been ordered.
The unique Frogger was developed by Konami and launched in arcades by Sega and Gremlin in 1981. The sport duties gamers with guiding a household of frogs throughout a harmful five-lane freeway and an equally treacherous river. Frogger has spawned dozens of sequels and spinoffs over the previous 5 many years, most just lately Frogger in Toy City for Apple Arcade from developer Q-Video games.
Frogger had a short-lived TV presence within the early 1980s, because of Saturday Supercade, an animated collection that featured Konami’s well-known frog alongside Donkey Kong, Q*Bert, and Pitfall Harry. In Saturday Supercade, Frogger was a reporter at The Swamp Gazette, chasing tales and avoiding threats like alligators and visitors.