Intellivision Cartridge Instructions
(For 1 or 2 Players)
For ONE or TWO players. Play for top score. Or play against somebody
OBJECT OF THE GAME
Go for high score by making a frog jump off a lily pad and catch
insects with his flashing tongue! Flying critters float across, high or
low, anywhere on your TV screen. They even reverse direction!
Jump your frog too late and you'll miss. Jump him too far and he
lands in the pond. You'll have to wait for him to swim back to the
pad before trying again. Day or night action. May the best "croaker"
Clear: FIXED ARC (easy)
0: DIR (DIRection -- harder)
Enter: DIR & TONGUE (hardest)
Side action button used with DIR & TONGUE mode only.
SELECT SKILL LEVEL
EASY (Clear)...frog will jump the same way (in a fixed arc) every
HARDER (0)...You control direction (arc) frog will take.
HARDERST (Enter)...You control both direction (arc) and when frog's
tongue will flick out to catch bug.
(Use side buttons to control flick of frog's tongue.)
NOTE: In the two player game, both players do not have to use the
same skill level. Adults can give little kids a break by selecting one
of the two harder (control) levels.
Skill level may be changed after a game begins. (More than one
change if you like.)
DAY (1)...two frogs, side-by-side on lily pads. Game continues until
sundown. As the sun sets, you're running out of scoring time.
Game's over when sky goes black and all bugs have gone away. Stars
come out. Frogs "sleep" (won't move). Croaking sound.
NIGHT (3)...same two frogs and lily pads. Bugs twinkle like fireflies.
Scoring time continues so long as the moon shines.
Game's over when stars come out and frogs "sleep." Croaking sound.
(Each game lasts 3 minutes -- Day or Night.)
1. Press reset (Title appears).
2. Select Day or Night. (Begin game). Game's over, press reset again.
Select Day or Night. (New game.)
For DAYTIME action...press DAY (1) on keypad.
You will automatically be in the EASY skill level game.
GAME STARTS at once. Stay alert! Insects will begin to fly across
your TV screen. They'll come high or low, anywhere at random.
PRESS DISC to make frog jump, catch bugs! When you get you frog
close enough to catch a bug, tongue will flash out automatically. Frog
will "swallow" bug, earning points.
Press edges of Disc for right or left movement.
Frog will always jump from on lily-pad to the other each time you
press the Disc. (Same arc.)
When frog jumps too far, he lands in the water. You MUST WAIT for
him to swim back to his pad, before trying another jump. (No jumps
from the water.)
For NIGHTTIME action... press NIGHT on keypad overlay.
You will automatically be in the HARDER mode. You CONTROL the
frog's direction as he jumps. (Tongue is still automatic.)
GAME STARTS at once. Stay alert! Insects will begin to fly across the
darkened TV screen. The bugs will sparkle like fireflies. They'll
come high or low, anywhere at random.
PRESS DISC to control how the frog jumps. (Tongue is still automatic.)
* Press Disc edges for right or left jumps. Frog will NOT always travel
in the same arc from one lily pad to the other.
* How far frog jumps depends on HOW LONG you hold down the Disc.
Tap the Disc, your frog will jump only a short distance. Hold Disc
down and frog will jump for distance.
* With practice, you should be able to jump your frog across the
screen to catch a far-ranging bug, or just make him turn around
where he is and catch a low-flying bug. (He can't catch flies with the
back of his head!) You have full directional control. (Tongue is
Maneuver your frog as close to as many bugs as you can before the
moon goes down and the stars come out. (Game time is up after 3
CHANGING SKILL LEVELS
At ANY TIME after a game begins you can change the skill level.
(One player or both players, individually.)
Press FIXED ARC (Clear) on your keypad for the easy game.
Press DIR (0) on your keypad for the harder mode. (Full directional
Press DIR & TONGUE (Enter) on your keypad for hardest game of all.
(Full direction control and control of frog's tongue.)
Use DISC to control frog's jumps.
Use ANY side action button to control exactly when frog will flick out
his tongue to catch and swallow a bug.
There are 4 different kinds of bugs. Each has a different point value:
5, 10, 15 and 35 points.
Harder to catch bugs are worth extra points. They fly faster and
change direction more often. They're the small bugs.
Running score totals at the top of your screen in contrasting colors.
DON'T GO IN THE WATER. Your frog will be out of action (can't score)
if he falls in the pond. Before you can try again, you MUST WAIT
until he swims back to the pad.
AUTOMATIC TONGUE works best when frog ISN'T on the way up or
down. In other words, time your jump to get close to the bug at the
highest or lowest part of the jump.
MAKE UP YOUR MIND. High-scoring bug or low-scoring bug? Watch
your running score totals. If you need some sure points to get back
in the game, low-scoring bugs are EASIER to catch.
WATCH YOUR TIME. Day or night, game time (scoring) time is 3
minutes. Watch for the changing sky -- from daylight to sunset and
darkness -- from full moon at night to fading moonlight. Changes in
the sky mean you're running out of time.
Maybe you're NOT alone!
In the ONE PLAYER game, the computer CAN BEAT you by working
the frog you're not using automatically. A second set of score totals
Wherever a frog is NOT jumped for 10 seconds at the start of a game
or 20 seconds during a game, computer will take over and jump the
When a game is OVER (after 3 minutes) you must press RESET button
to bring back the title frame. Select DAY or NIGHT next and new
(c) 1982, 1998 Intellivision Productions, Inc.
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