Windows Phone 7 review: Frogger

Frogger is a terrible game. Please don't buy it. Paying $3 for this game is just wrong. Honestly, it's so bad that Konami should be paying you instead! The Windows Phone version looks and plays like a relic. The gameplay hasn't been updated, the graphics are abysmal, and the amount of "content" in the game simply isn't worth it.

If you're somehow unfamiliar with the franchise, the premise of the game is rather simple: get a frog to safely cross the level from one side to the other. Along the way, you'll have to avoid cars and jump on moving logs, without falling into the water or getting eaten by the various deadly animals. It may sound like fun, but it isn't. Playing the same levels over and over again in an attempt to get through all fifteen on three lives isn't really my definition of entertainment.

Short of a love affair for Frogger, it's hard to justify purchasing an obviously lazy port of an antiquated franchise. Perhaps you like the nostalgia of its quarter-eating gameplay. But me? I'd rather spend my $3 on a game that I actually find fun.

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This review is based on a retail Samsung Focus provided by Microsoft and AT&T.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.