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Superfrog Headed To GOG!

Jonathan Lester
Amiga, PC games, Retro games, Superfrog, Team 17

Superfrog Headed To GOG!

Along With Other Team 17 Classics

We all wanted it. We all needed it. And the wait is nearly over. Team 17's classic Amiga platformer Superfrog is officially headed to Good Old Games along with Worms United, World Rally Fever and Alien Breed - and it's about time too. "More" Team 17 games will apparently be arriving soon.

Here's hoping that our love for Superfrog isn't just down to rose-tined specs. Expect a Blast From The Past in fairly short order.

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gunnx  Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:26

Wonder how the download size is 69MB, this was on 2 floppies no?

JonLester  Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:39

@gunnx: It comes with a PDF manual, wallpapers, soundtrack and avatars. The file size probably also includes an emulator that allows it to run on Windows.

Last edited by JonLester, Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:40
Tsung  Jan. 10, 2012 at 16:06

The music is awesome, the game is awesome (Sonic for Amiga) one of the few games I played all the way thro' and sooo looking forwards to this release.

Be worth it for the soundtrack in MP3 format I hope. Ahhh Team 17 back in the days when they were good and they didn't release endless worms ports. All they seem to do now is sh*t worms or terrible Alien Breed rehashes.

Here's hoping for Project X as well.. :)

gunnx  Jan. 10, 2012 at 16:16

My favourite track was on the Egyptian level. The Project X theme was also great to hear.

MattGardner  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:46

@gunn +1

RiKx  Jan. 16, 2012 at 09:35

gunnx 6 days ago
Wonder how the download size is 69MB, this was on 2 floppies no?

The genuine version came on 4 disks the intro movie was on disk 3 lol :)

JonLester  Jan. 16, 2012 at 12:30

Update: GoG have updated the file size to 19MB. The soundtrack and other bonus content add an extra 34MB.

Tsung  Jan. 16, 2012 at 15:09

Got it, and apart from the music download, disappointed. I was hoping it would be the Amiga Version running on an Amiga emulator (already setup good to go). Instead we get a DOS version running in a DOS Box (expected I guess).

Want to use a Controller? Forget it, unless you set-up your controller with extra software to press the key when you press the button on the controller.

Playable? Well sadly it appears not, it might be my machine running way too quickly, but it just feels broken with keyboard controls. You know you have to jump, you know where to jump, but timing it whilst running left/right seems broken.

I didn't get much past the first tricky jump not 30 or 45 seconds in. Sad times :(

JonLester  Jan. 16, 2012 at 15:14

Got it, and apart from the music download, disappointed.

I haven't experienced the control problem (apart from the aggravating lack of gamepad support, which as you rightly pointed out, can be bypassed with XPadder), but I've certainly witnesed an inordinate amount of screen tearing.

GoG's reliance on DOSbox for these older titles is a little galling, especially since it massively limits graphics and performance options.

We'll be taking a closer look at Superfrog - and whether you should (or shouldn't) buy the port - in this Thursday's Blast From The Past.

Last edited by JonLester, Jan. 16, 2012 at 15:15
gunnx  Jan. 17, 2012 at 12:04

Think I'd rather take the trouble of digging out my CD32 from a box somewhere if I want to play it, shame indeed.

Tsung  Jan. 18, 2012 at 10:15

Oh just an update, I tried playing it again this time in a Window (Alt + Enter ftw) and it was much more playable and looked a lot tidier. PC version is harder than I remember the Amiga version ever being, but at least it is now playable..

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