Here at Jay Is Games we're all about educating our readers. With that in mind, here is Frog Fractions, by Twinbeard Studios, a game in which protecting fruit from bugs will teach you all about fractions. And nothing else. Nope. (Parents and players, please take note of the game's "orange" rating.)
You play the game by pointing and clicking with your mouse to collect the bugs before they reach your fruit, and the knowledge grows within you as educational numbers fall from the sky. It's math, so you're learning! In between rounds, use the fruit to upgrade your frog, with the aim of buying the swimming pool to win the game. Retro edutainment at its finest... right?
As the game makes you smarter, you may realize there's more to it than first impressions suggest. While everyone's definition of depth is different, below the surface of Frog Fractions are some interesting surprises, and it's well worth sticking with the game past the early levels. It's not a game for the kids, but Frog Fractions is a parody game that can only be described as unique. Highly recommended if you have half an hour to spare, the game has plenty to offer, and an impressive soundtrack (available for download here) though it lacks replayability. And of course it makes you smarter.
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Frog Fractions Walkthrough
Chapter 1: Little Frog, Big Pond
Collect the flies & the fruit (between rounds) until you can upgrade to the dragon. This requires having at least the turtle and static cling unlocked, but any other upgrades are optional. You may find yourself taking a typing test at some point, but it's easy.
The dragon can fly around the screen, but he can also swim. Dive underwater to find
A huge stash of fruit!
Collect a billion fruit, then upgrade the dragon with the warp drive.
Fly up into space.
Chapter 2: Blast Off
Avoid the asteroids if you like. Technically, you can't lose in this part of the game, but it's more fun to play it properly.
Chapter 3: Warning No Refuge
Shoot the tentacles off the boss, then the core when it's available to target.
Chapter 4: Froggy's Day in Court
Answer any way you like in the trial; again, it's impossible to lose this segment.
Once you conveniently get the max score possible and avoid beign fired into the sun, it's time to get an ID card.
Click and drag with the mouse to sign your name.
Chapter 5: Bug Mars on 50 Zorkmids a Day
Back outside for more fractions! Dive into the Martian sea this time.
Follow the underwater tunnels around, preferably with sound on in order to further your education.
Eventually you'll find a spaceship, and its time for a trip out of Bug Mars.
Chapter 6: BlastOff Again (text adventure)
Climb the ladder.
Get the rug.
Open the hatch.
Go inside the room behind the hatch.
Examine the machine.
Get the paper.
Get the electrical tape.
Press the buttons.
Pull the lever.
Get the zorkmids.
Examine the hole in the wall.
Take the coffee cup.
Put the tape on the wire.
Put the cup on the machine.
Press the buttons again.
Pull the lever.
Go back to the captain's quarters.
Examine the nightstand.
Open the drawer.
Take the manual.
Read the manual.
Climb the ladder to the command room.
Examine the controls.
Press the New Destination button.
Go back to the Captains room.
Examine the bed.
Fill the perfume dispenser with the contents of the coffee cup.
Go to sleep.
Chapter 7: Living the Dream
In your human dream, it's impossible to catch the bugs, and you'll be overwhelmed in no time.
Unless you're a DDR pro, just mash the arrow keys to win the election.
Chapter 8: The Big Chair
The aim here is actually to unlock the final upgrades. You don't need to worry about the porn trading minigame at all - just order your staff to print money each turn, and buy the last upgrades. One of them is a padlock, which you need to buy before you can buy the last upgrade.
The final upgrade is a swimming pool for yourself. Great.
Chapter 9: Eyes Open
Dive under the surface to watch the credits. You won!
Posted by: Ben | October 26, 2012 1:17 PM