Monday, October 21, 2013

I found a version of Frogger I've never seen at the flea market

I often go to the local flea market in search of retro videogames, as many of you probably do. Of course, living in the swamps of south Texas you'd be surprised to know that I rarely find anything interesting!

However, this weekend I dropped by and not only found an NES racing game I'd been looking for (Al Unser Jr's Turbo Racing) and a $2 copy of El Viento for Genesis (of all things), I picked up the one of the stranger gaming related things I've seen there.

 And it was only 50 cents! Judging by that $1.98 Kmart sticker I got a hell of a deal.

And it's complete too! Wasn't even expecting that--I figured 50 cents was worth it just for the box.

Speaking of the box, it raises the question: What exactly are the guidelines for official Frogger art? I mean, that's a fairly realistic frog currently pissing itself up there. Here's the original arcade art:

AKA my favorite arcade art ever
But to be fair, there are more renditions (and releases) of Frogger than there are stars in the sky. At least the puzzle doesn't feature the character design they eventually settled on.

Looks like a Garanimal.


  1. How long did it take to put the puzzle together?

    1. You'd think all that blank green would be confusing, but it only took me about a minute--whoever used it last assembled the thing and put it back in the box in four pieces.

    2. And they stuck well enough that you could put it together? Must be pretty old...

      Well, do you plan on occasionally taking it out of the box to disassemble and reassemble, for fun? (It IS a puzzle.)

    3. Other than the tape holding the box shut (which was apparently the original tape, totally yellowed and with no adhesiveness) the thing is in great shape! A couple puzzle pieces are a bit warped but overall it's aging better than I am. Of course I'll always be able to say "hey, wanna play Frogger?" to people who haven't seen it yet, haha.