A RETRO CLASSIC REBORN In 1993 the world witnessed the birth of a new type of super hero. Now, twenty years later, Superfrog is back! But wait! Before you get all gooey-eyed, Superfrog HD isn’t just some quick and easy port of the 16-bit version but with fancy graphics!
User reviews: Mixed (544 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 12, 2013
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"Regrettable to see a game I loved so much as a kid, remade so badly! Has all the elements of Superfrog, but none of the magic of the original."
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A RETRO CLASSIC REBORN

In 1993 the world witnessed the birth of a new type of super hero. Now, twenty years later, Superfrog is back!

But wait! Before you get all gooey-eyed, Superfrog HD isn’t just some quick and easy port of the 16-bit version but with fancy graphics! It’s a complete re-imagining with tweaked gameplay, reworked levels and, of course, enhanced high definition cartoon style artwork. A nod to the 16-bit platformers of old, Superfrog HD is a retro classic reborn.

In the greatest traditions of fairy tales our story sees a handsome prince turned into a slimy frog by an evil and jealous witch… who, in turn, kidnaps the prince's bride to be and heads for the hills. Our little green friend happens upon a mystery potion (wow, how lucky was that?). Chugging on the vial, the frog prince is bestowed with amazing powers. Determined to defeat the witch our hero sets out on an adventure that, with your help, will lead him to his true love.

You must explore and traverse 24 finely crafted levels and additional boss levels across 6 differently-themed worlds. The goal of each level is to collect a set number of coins, and then reach the exit. The ultimate aim, as ever, is to save the day, beat the witch and get the girl.


Features:

  • Enhanced cartoon-style HD graphics
  • 24 new levels based on the original designs
  • 6 differently themed worlds
  • Classic arcade platform gameplay
  • Frog Trials – Endless Runner mode
  • The original level layouts unlockable (for the hardcore only, you’ve been warned)
  • Includes Steam Trading Cards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • CPU : Intel P4 1.8 Ghz
    • RAM : 2GB
    • GPU : Intel GMA 950 GeForce 7 Series Radeon X1000 series
    • HDD : At least 90MB for Game Core and Sound File
    Minimum:
    • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel chipset
    • CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB or higher
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space
    • Video Card (ATI): X1600 / (NVidia): GeForce 7300
    • Video Memory (VRam): 128 MB
    Minimum:
    • CPU : Intel P4 1.8 Ghz
    • RAM : 2GB
    • KERNAL : 32-bit (some users experience issues when using 64-bit)
    • GPU : Intel GMA 950 GeForce 7 Series Radeon X1000 series
    • HDD : At least 90MB for Game Core and Sound File
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I'm writing this in tears, hugging my boxed Amiga copy of Superfrog, this remake feels and is worse than the original in most if not all its key components.

I get it we're no more in the chiptune era but Superfrog's original mods sound way better.
I get it that the original levels could be too hard for modern standards but ugh, just ugh.
The camera moving around makes platforming hard and imprecise, it hurts too. I was forcing myself into playing this game just to unlock the original levels but I can't because the dancing camera makes me sick (first time ever in my whole gaming career). Who thought that was a good idea?

Overall, sadly, this game screams cheap from every pixel, I mean, even the intro! It was animated (and on a different floppy <3) on Amiga, how comes it's just static pictures with overimposed text now?

Please Team17, I owe you my childhood, I get it that you're in trouble if not dead already but just stop butchering my memories with uninspired games and remakes. :'(
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Oh the camera, I felt like barfing from the minute I started. I had to play through a little bit just to see how its design is. To put in a few words, the further you go, the worse it gets. Poor camera, motion blurred movement (very hard to see up coming obstacles), no direction in each level, unfair enemies (why can I only jump on the blue things O.O?) and the list just keeps going.

The only time I would recommend this game is to see how not to do a platformer.

I am going to go barf now...motion sickness is the worst
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Classical platformer. Bosses, non-linear levels, lot of enemies, two special abilities, secrets and tons of collectibles included. Recommended.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Superfrog HD is a good remake of the original, it has revamped graphics and music combined with steam achievements and trading cards, the only negative points about it are the boss battles that are very basic and the game brings few new things to the table, also a recommendation: you should not give up on the first levels, I was about to do that but after passing to chapter 2 I started to love the game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Something that took name from a legendary Superfrog should really not be such a piece of garbage.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
"This'll be bigger than Sonic!"
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Bought this is Humble Bundle. Installed on my work so I have something to do while waiting for any problem. Got all the achievements, not that hard.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Bought This for my little sister now she hates me.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
The camera jerks around, enemies often are invisible against the background - not to mention when you're moving at at speed - platforming is imprecise and unfair (pits often are out of the screen area before you plunge into them) and all around this game is VERY outdated.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
10/10 would uninstall again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Superfrog HD is a simple but enjoyable platformer game with a simple objective. You begin a level where you must find the exit. Along the way, there are many coins to pick up to add to your score. There are also monsters that can hurt you and if enouogh, you can lose a life. Each level also have 1 secret coin where you can look and find it. Find all secret coins to get an achievement. There are 6 worlds, each with 4 levels so that's 24 levels.

I recommend this game to those who enjoy classic Sonic and Mario platformer games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I bet you're thinking that this game looks pretty damn terrible, aren't you? Well I'm here to tell you that this game is not terrible. In fact, this game is actually quite enjoyable. Okay, now that I've gotten that out of the way, I'm not really sure why I enjoyed playing this game so much. It's very similar to Sonic the Hedgehog, (a series I am not fond of) but with much more to offer. At least in my mind.There's just something about collecting coins and fruit in this game that feels therapeutic. Is something bothering you? Forget paying $100 an hour to some lady that makes you lay down when she speaks to you and just run around collecting the bananas and coins in this game. All jokes aside though, Superfrog HD looks wonderful and the music isn't half bad either. The levels are long and non-linear, which is always a plus, and even though the game looks incredibly easy, some of the levels will definitely get on your last nerve as you try to manuever through them. I assume a lot of people still enjoy this game for nostalgic reasons, even though some say that it's boring, but even if you weren't a fan of the original, this game can definitely still be entertaining.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
If you're a fan of the original Superfrog, you'll either be disappointed or satisfied by this version. The graphics, while simplistic, look nice, and overall, the game still has the charm of the original, despite its difficulty being pretty easy. I would recommend buying this when on sale.

However, if you belive this is "a retro classic reborn", you will be a bit disappointed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
after half hour gameplay i realized i played this games as a kid :)

a decent platformer game, with smooth controls and nice graphics.

thumbs up for bringing up the memories. what comes next? jazz jackrabbit? :D
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
It's... well, it's kinda crappy.

I was originally gonna write a really negative review for this, because the first time I played it, I got some major motion sickness. But since that was about a year ago, I figured I'd give the game another quick shot. While it didn't make me physically ill this time around, I still cannot say too much positive about it. What can I say about it?

WEEEEEEEEEEEELL...

Gameplay-wise, it's sorta like a Sonic game, but they did it all wrong. Where Sonic's running movements are based on gaining momentum, you only go one speed here, and that speed is, like, really really fast. Paired with a crappy camera that sorta shifts right and left depending on which direction you move, this can make you kinda sick, much like it did for me when I first played it.

Music-wise I don't have much to say. The stuff's kinda generic, to be honest. Like something you'd hear in an Android game. I guess it's produced pretty well, but it's just... REALLY bland.

The graphics are also a little bland. Much like the music, they remind me of something you'd find on Android. Again, the production quality is decent, but they went for like a really uber-polished look which is just... yeah... generic.

I suppose it's not the worst thing ever, but it's just REALLY bland by today's standards, or really by any standards. I went ahead and took a look at some video footage of the original game, and to be quite honest it has much more charm than this. That's not to say I think that version is any better as a game, but it at least LOOKS better. Point is, if you are REALLY craving games about frogs in capes running around sickeningly fast, go get the original game instead. At least it has some charm to it.

So yeah, not recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Superfrog HD is a platformer with cartoony graphics and questionable gravity... It took me 5 hours to finish the game in one go and overall I found the game pretty fun, with a few flaws.

First of all, the graphics are nice, the soundtracks are good and the sound effects are so-so. The hitboxes are sometimes a bit decieving and after you get hit, you cannot control your character until it reaches the ground.

One of the biggest flaws is that the game sets the language of the game to be the same as your computer. So if you would like to play in english on a computer with another language well... I believe you are out of luck, because theres no options to change the language.

The difficulty scales pretty well, execpt for the last level which is extremely hard and the bosses aren't challenging at all. The game is also pretty different from other platformers, because it has so many secret areas and differents paths you can take, it's far from being linear.

Overall, I recommend this game to platformer fans. There are better platformers out there, but if you happen to see this on sale, go ahead and purchase it if you like these types of games, it was fun and it has some replayability for achievements, 3 stars, original levels completion, etc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
AUDIO:
Probably the highest point of this game. The background music is pretty good in all the worlds, world 2 being my personal favorite. A couple of cartoony sound effects. Not much to talk about.

VISUALS:
Oh my God. This game makes me feel like I'm taking an eye exam. The graphics are so bright and colorful that it actually hurts my eyes. The HD upgrade to this game is not that great, and the game can get so blurry because of the camera that it ends up doing a number on your retinas.

PLAYABLILITY:
The camera in this game is terrible. It slides and slips all over the place that it gives you a headache from the eye strain. While this can be easily fixed by modifying the settings file in the install directory, it only ends up solving the problem somewhat. You also move so freaking fast that the instant death traps in this game can get blurred in the mess of colors and you can't see them. The game just hurts your eyes too much to play.

DELIVERY:
This game plays exactly like the 2D Sonic games. The gameplay just doesn't fit with the visuals of the game and it just makes you feel sick. The game is spectacularily easy until you hit the last World. Then it becomes a living hell. The secrets are very easy to find and there's no real reason to collect the Golden Lily Pads other than to get the achievement. The slot machine aspect could have been used a lot better, because it ends up being a waste of time after you unlock all the original levels. It also gets really old really fast fighting that witch at the end of every world.

SUMMARY:
This is game is nowhere near the $10 they are asking for it and I'm not sure if it's even worth it when its on sale. This game might have damaged my eyes and I might need to take a real eye exam after this disaster. Just go to GoG.com and buy the original Superfrog and stay far away from this one.


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Severe motion sickness, the camera cannot stop jerking around every time you switch direction, which when platforming happens ALOT.
Insane amount of pointless collectables
No movement other than left/right & jump
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
PROS:

- Nice and crisp cartoonish HD visual style
- Nice soundtrack

NEUTRAL:

- Easy achievements; if you have the patience, you can get 100% easily

CONS:

- Bad level design (e.g., placement of springs for no reason, unaccessible empty areas, distances between platforms that guarantee damage, it's not always clear where to go or there are unpleasant surprises, often you have to go circles to clear all secret areas; also, there are levels in which you don't get your shooting thing, because it is hidden somewhere you can't notice; uneven placement of power-ups throughout the levels)
- Useless fruit collectibles
- You unlock original levels in slot machines (slot machines are always a bad idea, IMO)
- Unprecise proximity treshold
- Atleast for me, the minimum resolution of 800x600 and windowed mode was a must to avoid freezes and to see the HUD

Overall rating: 6/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Decent platformer, although with some issues. Seems to be a good game for someone looking to speed run, although I feel as though the audience this game is directed towards is probably in the realm of 5 - 12. The presented story line is probably as cliche as it gets and it doesn't really bring any new mechanics to the table when it comes to platformers.
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