Monday , October 23 2017

Team 17’s classic Amiga platformer Superfrog comes to Android

Superfrog-HD-Header

British developer Team 17 has brought its high-definition remake of it 1993 platformer hit Superfrog HD to Google Play for Android, in what’s probably my news highlight of the day (and perhaps week).

If you grew up with an Amiga computer in the 90’s (like me), you’re probably familiar with Team 17 and their stable of hits (like Alien Breed and Worms) and have already jumped to the bottom of the post and clicked through to the Play store. The company is responsible for some of the most beloved games of some people’s childhood (and maybe not just their childhood).

Superfrog was Team 17’s answer to Mario, Sonic, James Pond and Zuul – it endowed a regular frog with super powers, and gave him a nemesis (like all good platformers) and let the action unfold over a number of worlds. It was beloved of a generation of gamers, and it’s back!

Superfrog-HD-Screenshot

The 2014 update has redesigned (read: easier) levels with new HD graphics, with 24 levels across 6 worlds. The original levels are available to unlock if you’re after a challenge, and there’s also a new endless runner mode (a la Jetpack Joyride) thrown in to keep you entertained longer.

Hungry for a dose of history? Check out the original Amiga intro:

The app was not found in the store. 🙁

Do you remember the original Superfrog? What game(s) would you like to see Team 17 port next? Tell us in the comments

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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4 Comments on "Team 17’s classic Amiga platformer Superfrog comes to Android"

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JeniSkunk
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The question I have about this game is: Is it compatible with BT keyboard, mouse, and game controllers?

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Lemmings on tablet with stylus control would be awesome. Complete with original pause zoom and scroll interface. Original levels + remakes would be sweet. Long live the Amiga! What a platform 🙂

ACA7
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ACA7

Oh yeah. Who can ever forget this awesome game! Me and my brother loved this on my Amiga 500! Great news!

paulie
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paulie

Ohh yes!!!! i remember the original!!!! its in my top 20 of amiga games!!! they could remake the SuperfrogCD32 version, Alien Breed, Alien Breed II: The Horror Continue, Alien Breed 3D 2: The Killing Grounds, Alien Breed: Special Edition 1992 or Alien Breed: Tower AssaultCD32 as you can tell im a huge Alien Breed FAN!!!!!!

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