Nestled within the various Marketplace menus on the PartnerNet, IGN discovered a old-school quarter-devouring distraction. It was Frogger, the staple of greasy pizza shops and sweaty sports arenas everywhere. Its concept is simple. Taking control of a pixilated frog, he's guided across a heavily trafficked road and a river to safety in the bushes on the other side. The adventure isn't without obstacles. Sports cars and semi trucks threaten to squish Frogger into quivering bits. Once across the road, the river can only be navigated across by hopping across a series of moving logs and turtles. Like many of its early arcade predecessors, timing is key for getting high scores, and despite it's simple appearance and design the game requires plenty of practice to be successful.
Recognised as one of the biggest video game manufacturers not just in Japan, but worldwide, it’s no wonder that Konami are still running high. Founded in 1969, the firm initially began as a repair and rental business in Osaka for Jukeboxes and arcade cabinets, but by the 1970’s they were designing video games. While Konami is one of the most prominent AAA Japanese developers, its influence in gambling is just as prominent. Arcade games and slot machines worldwide still hold the Konami label, and with an online presence in addition, there’s no denying that Konami is still as popular as it has ever been – just perhaps more quietly. To celebrate Konami’s fruitful past, however, we’re looking back at some of the best and most influential games that Konami has ever released.
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Konami Gaming, Inc. announced the world premiere of its Frogger: Get Hoppin' skill-based casino game inside MGM Grand's LEVEL UP entertainment lounge in Las Vegas.
With years like 1981 and 2005, you can see how excited we are for this year! Take a look at some of the best video games from the year of the rooster!