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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Frogue (2024) is a turn-based traversal fighting game where you play a frog on a mission to retrieve your kidnapped dog. You jump from surface to surface, defeating evil penguins who only move when you move. It stands out for how the turn-based movement and combat are premeditated, and yet retain the kinetic feel of an action game.

You play a lone frog whose dog gets kidnapped by a penguin cartel after you refuse to pay for their subscription service. With no way into their lair, hope seems lost until a strange shadowy figure gives you a mystical knife and gets you inside, setting you on a mission for revenge.

You move around the small stages by clicking on nearby surfaces to cling to while also clicking to attack the penguins by throwing your knife. Play is turn-based, where you can move or throw your knife each go. Enemy attacks and movement only happen when you move, and your attacks, as well as those of the penguins, only go so far every turn.

As you progress, and kill enough enemies, you can stop time for several turns, letting you move without fear of new attacks or movement. You slowly unlock permanent upgrades to your character, like extra knives to throw or a larger movement range, and when you die, although you have to start again from the beginning, these upgrades allow you to get slightly further each time.

The result is a roguelike game that feels a bit like chess. The turn-based play creates a challenge about the best path around the level while managing enemies who themselves are trying to out-manoeuvre you. Like the classic Bubble Bobble game, thoughtful planning of the best way to approach each stage is more important than reflexes and timing, offering a novel and engaging challenge.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Frogue 8 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Platform game with Action and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. While you can take your time with moving, there is a lot of strategy in deducing the best way to move around and clear out each room. It's a game that requires patience and thoughtfulness.

CostsCosts

Frogue usually costs £9.99.
 

Frogue

Steam Store PC £9.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/02/2024

Out Now: PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Platform (Action and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 20 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Thi O Oliveira (@Thi_O_Oliveira)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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