Konami is capitalizing on the Frogger model for a brand new actuality competitors collection for Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service. The traditional arcade sport might be tailored into the TV present Frogger, described as a “fierce and ridiculously fun competition” during which contestants compete in 12 themed impediment programs. And sure, that features dodging “treacherous traffic.”
According to a information launch, Frogger contestants may also should “leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course.” Presumably, these wild animals might be simulated as a part of a comparatively protected impediment course within the vein of Wipeout, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, and American Ninja Warrior — partially as a result of Peacock pitches its new sport 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 Dating Around. Thirteen hourlong episodes of Frogger have been ordered.
The authentic 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 a long time, most not too long ago Frogger in Toy Town for Apple Arcade from developer Q-Games.
Frogger had a short-lived TV presence within the early 1980s, due to 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.