Konami’s Frogger recreation collection is outwardly getting turned into a game show, set to be streamed on NBC’s Peacock. The present’s contestants will apparently must undergo “bodily demanding” impediment programs and will likely be requested to “dodge treacherous visitors, leap over snapping gators and jump over hungry hippos to overcome the course.” One would hope these are simulated utilizing foam and rubber. In any other case, there might be some legal responsibility points.
The present guarantees longer episodes than usually anticipated from a recreation present: in keeping with a promotional e mail, they’ll be an hour lengthy (presently, 13 have been ordered). To be truthful, I’ve positively performed over an hour of Frogger earlier than with out even eager about it, and as enjoyable as the sport is, it’ll in all probability be much more enjoyable to look at people attempt (and extra importantly, fail) to beat a number of the identical challenges avid gamers have needed to through the years. Bonus factors if they’ve to truly costume up as frogs, however maybe that may make it too difficult.
Whereas the present will characteristic American contestants, it’s being filmed in Australia, in keeping with the sign-up form. The present additionally guarantees to pay the winner (who could also be dubbed the Frogger?) a “big money prize,” nevertheless it does not specify how a lot that’ll truly be. Hopefully sufficient to afford a lakefront lilypad.
Streaming looks as if the proper medium for a bodily challenge-based recreation present like this, particularly if it’s available on the free tier. Whereas it’s arduous to think about many individuals carving out a time slot of their schedules to look at it like they’d must with conventional tv, it’s the kind of factor individuals would possibly have a look at on a weekend and say, “Oh, yeah, I’d love to look at some individuals fall on their faces.”