Konami Cross Media has announced that “Frogger” will debut as a classic three-fourths scale arcade cabinet for the home entertainment market for the first time, thanks to a new licensing agreement with Tastemakers, the company specializing in the manufacturing of Arcade1Up.
Standing at just under five feet high with a riser, the new Frogger at-home arcade cabinet will feature the same gameplay as the original with the classic platformer’s music, joystick and buttons. It will also have a full color, hi-res display and original artwork on its panels.
“We wanted to recreate the game experience shared by all those fans who spent countless hours in video arcades playing Frogger back in the 80s, while also enticing a new generation of fans to the franchise,” says Jennifer Coleman, vice president, licensing and marketing Konami Cross Media NY. “We are pleased to be working with Scott and his team at Arcade1Up, as the company has an impressive track record of success with award-winning product lines that have proven to have huge mass-market appeal. The cabinets look great, the screens are bright and crisp, the controls feel good and the compact size makes them ideal for smaller spaces.”
Konami Cross Media NY is also adding the Time Pilot and Time Pilot 84 arcade games to the Frogger arcade cabinet. It will join previously released Arcade1UP cabinets featuring classic games such as “Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Home Arcade Game” and “X-Men Children of the Atom.”
“Frogger is here at last,” adds Scott Bachrach, chief executive officer, Tastemakers. “Fans will enjoy playing this all-time favorite arcade game in an arcade format in the comfort of their home without breaking the bank. We are pleased to partner with Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. to transport their fans back to an era of button-mashing, neon lights and hours of addictive gaming fun. It’s a unique experience and truly brings back retro gaming the way it was meant to be experienced.”
The three-fourths scale Frogger Arcade cabinet is available for pre-orders now.