Spectrum Cross

Another classic staple of the Arcade scene expertly brought to the home TV screen. Frogger follows in the steps of Pong, Breakout, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man in providing unique, simple, addictive gameplay. All you need to do is guide the frog across the road and in to one of the free home squares at the top of the screen.

Spectrum Cross is not on only an unofficial port from the Arcade but a magazine type-in listing written in BASIC. Even so the few issue that arise because of this are entirely forgivable because the resulting game is a nigh perfect port. The frog flashes a little too much, the movement is a tad slow, as is user input in the game loop, but nothing to a point were the game is broken.

Graphically the game looks very good when looking at what was being sold commercially just a year or two earlier, even the original official Frogger, on machines like the Atari 2600. The programmer making very good use of the Spectrums bright colour palette and higher screen resolution.

5/5

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