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Frogs Frogs - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Frogs - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Frogs jump back and forth on lily pads in a pond catching flies with their tongues. A free game is awarded if a frog catches a dragonfly at the end of the stage.

Frogs was produced by Gremlin in 1978.

Gremlin released 12 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Gremlin was based in United States.

Other machines made by Gremlin during the time period Frogs was produced include: Comotion, Fooswall, Trapshoot, Play Ball, All Star, Tenpin, Moon Cresta, Skeet Shoot, and Grand Slam


Name Frogs
Developer Gremlin (United States)
Year 1978
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7858
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up-left, down-left, up-right, down-right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Tongue
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Frogs KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.68 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Frogs Census

There are 14,910 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Frogs collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Frogs.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 57; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 57; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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