Froggish Swimmer


  • Currently 3.6/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.6/5 (43 votes)
| Comments (2) | Views (5)

JamesFroggish SwimmerIt's surprising that you don't see more 'one button' games. With the age of touch screens upon us, it's likely to be a booming genre soon, but currently they only appear every now and then. Fortunately each one has a fresh take on the concept; perhaps this is why many developer steer clear of one button games, as they require some lateral game design that seems so obvious once you see it in action. Like, what is so hard about coming up with a game about moving a frog through murky levels using mouse clicks? No idea, but Remar Games and Ludosity's action arcade game Froggish Swimmer was first.

Presented in crispy pixel graphics and a soundtrack reminiscent of truly old console gaming, Froggish Swimmer is a fiendish little offering where you guide your frog towards a whirlpool. In his way are various obstacles, some to be avoided, others to be bombed away. The frog responds to your cursor; a click will see it jump towards the mouse's virtual appendage. But its leaps are limited, so you need several clicks to have him hop or swim along. On occasion you can snap up flies and dragonflies - the latter extends your tongue's reach, adding another dimension to the puzzles.

Each level is a challenge, involving dexterity and puzzle-solving, with the added pressure of losing points for each click. On top of that Froggish Swimmer serves up challenges related to its own physics. It is possible, using timely clicks, to boost your frog out of the water at high speed or get a higher bounce on top of water surfaces. The later areas use this quite a lot and it's not easy. There are Five areas, each giving you a click count after completion, so you can replay each one and refine your skill. It might be necessary, since the game starts becoming aggressively demanding on your dexterity and clicking prowess towards the end of the third area.

This is a one button game like no other, with an eventual demand on skill and timing well beyond most platform games. That also makes it a game you'll likely love or hate. And let the score posting begin!

(I got 98 clicks on the first level.)

Play Froggish Swimmer

2 Comments

Argh. There's no need for the bombs to explode when you hit the walls. They shouldn't explode unless you toss them (a requirement in most places anyway). It's just annoying.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

This is not a one-button game!
Mouse position is important, and you need to shift-click to capture bugs.

Score: 0 (0 votes) Vote up Vote down Report this comment Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
583 Views
1 Comment
Sneaky Sneaky> Lori.h Just as you escape with your best haul yet, a group of thugs stop you before you can spend your reward. Sneak around to recollect your loot and trick your enemies to meet their makers sooner than they would have liked and if you do so strategically, perhaps you'll end up with more than you stole in the first place. And isn't that every thief's dream?  ...
2,093 Views
1 Comment
Crossy Road> Dora Endless arcade action meets classic Frogger style gameplay in this free iOS game where you control a series of hapless unlockable creatures trying to cross some very busy and very deadly roads and rapids. With a sense of humor and vibrant voxel graphics, it's both charming and hard to put down.  ...
Find the Escape-Men Part 126: The Special Property> Dora The apartment in this escape game's rent is suspiciously low, and there's a weird smell here too... so it's probably not a good sign your realtor has locked you inside! Experience a whole lot of weirdness (and a jump scare or two) in this very silly game from no1game.  ...
483 Views
1 Comment
Natural Selection 2> Johnny123 Your cute little spider-ball is hungry. Use the mouse to shoot strands of webbing to pull him around each level, catching and ensaring flies and avoiding the angry bees that chase you through each level.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!