Konami is turning Frogger into a game show for NBC’s Peacock
Konami is profiting from the Frogger brand name for a brand-new truth competitors series for Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service. The traditional arcade video game will be adjusted into the TELEVISION program Frogger, referred to as a “fierce and ridiculously fun competition” in which entrants complete in 12 themed challenge courses. And yes, that consists of evading “treacherous traffic.”
According to a press release, Frogger entrants will likewise need to “leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course.” Probably, those wild animals will be simulated as part of a fairly safe challenge course in the vein of Wipeout, A Lot Of Severe Removal Difficulty, and American Ninja Warrior — in part due to the fact that Peacock pitches its brand-new video game program as “a wild, whimsical Frogger world.”
Frogger is being produced by Eureka Productions. The production business’s other programs consist of ABC’s Holey Moley and Netflix’s Dating Around. Thirteen hourlong episodes of Frogger have actually been bought.
The initial Frogger was established by Konami and launched in games by Sega and Gremlin in 1981. The video game jobs gamers with assisting a household of frogs throughout an unsafe five-lane highway and a similarly treacherous river. Frogger has actually generated lots of follows up and spinoffs over the previous 5 years, most just recently Frogger in Toy Town for Apple Game from designer Q-Games.
Frogger had a temporary TELEVISION existence in the early 1980s, thanks to Saturday Supercade, an animated series that included Konami’s popular frog along with Donkey Kong, Q*Bert, and Risk Harry. In Saturday Supercade, Frogger was a press reporter at The Swamp Gazette, chasing after stories and preventing dangers like alligators and traffic.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.