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    Ultimate Frogger Champion for NES FAQ
    
    by BHodges
    
    Version  1.0
    Created  10/02/11
    
    This document Copyright 2011 by Brian Hodges.  It may not be placed on any
    web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. 
    
    Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is 
    strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
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    Table of Contents
    
    I.     Introduction
    II.    Getting Started
    III.   Frogger 101
             A.  Object
             B.  Controls
             C.  Basic Gameplay
             D.  General Tips
             E.  Scoring
    IV.    Level Descriptions
             A.  Level 1
             B.  Level 2
             C.  Level 3
             D.  Level 4
             E.  Level 5
    V.     Battlefrogs
    VI.    Version Differences
    VII.   Game Review
    VIII.  Version History
    IX.    Contact Information
    
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    I.     Introduction
    
    This is a FAQ/Walkthrough for the NES game Ultimate Frogger Champion.  It
    contains information on playing the game, tips for each of the five levels, and
    a mini-review.
    
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    II.    Getting Started
    
    Once the Title Screen appears, you will be presented with three options.  To
    choose an option, press the Select button to highlight it, then press Start.
    Note that while on the title screen that you can move Mr. Frog with the Control
    Pad.
    
    SINGLE PLAYER
    
    The classic Frogger adventure.
    
    BATTLEFROGS
    
    Battlefrogs allows two players to compete head-to-head.  The object is to
    escort more frogs home than your opponent.  In Battlefrogs players have
    unlimited time and frogs.
    
    CREDITS
    
    Allows you to view the credits.  When you are finished, you can return to the
    Title Screen by pressing Start.
    
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    III.   Frogger 101
    
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    A.  Object
    
    The object of the game is to safely guide Mr. Frog across the street and river
    to one of the home bays at the top of the screen.  Once you have brought home
    five frogs the game moves on to the next level.  There are five levels in all.
    
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    B.  Controls
    
    Control Pad Up     Move Mr. Frog Up
    Control Pad Down   Move Mr. Frog Down
    Control Pad Left   Move Mr. Frog Left
    Control Pad Right  Move Mr. Frog Right
    
    Note:  There is no way to pause the game
    
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    C.  Basic Gameplay
    
    The object is to safely guide your frog to one of the five home bays at the top
    of the screen before time runs out.
    
    The playing field is made up of two sections: the road and the river.  The road
    consists of five lanes of traffic.  If you get run over you lose a life.  Make
    it across and you'll reach the sidewalk that marks the border with the river.
    In later levels the sidewalk will be patrolled by a snake.
    
    The river has a very strong (and unusual) current; if Mr. Frog falls in he will
    drown.  You must make use of the turtles, logs, and alligators if you want to
    make it safely home.
    
    At the top of the screen are five "home bays".  Simply hop into an empty home
    bay to end your frog's journey.  Please note that if you try to enter a home
    bay that's already occupied, your frog will die.
    
    Once you've gotten five frogs home you move on to the next level.  There are
    five levels in all, once you beat the fifth screen you'll restart at the first
    level.
    
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    D.  General Tips
    
    -  Play Battlefrogs solo.  Since you have unlimited frogs/time, you'll be able
       to spend as much time as you want on each level practicing and learning the
       patterns and timing.
    
    -  Unlike the original Frogger you don't have to wait for the theme song to end
       before you can move.
    
    -  While crossing traffic you want to go north/south not east/west.
    
    -  The home bay on the farthest left is the most difficult to reach.  This
       should be the first one you try to fill, that way if you run short of time
       you can quickly hop into another one and try again with your next frog.
    
    -  You can walk through the snake's body unscathed; only its head is deadly.
    
    -  You can safely stand on the alligator's mouth while it is closed.
    
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    E.  Scoring
    
    /==============================================\
    |                 POINT VALUES                 |
    |--------------------------------+-------------|
    | Action                         | Points      |
    |--------------------------------+-------------|
    |   Move up                      |      10 pts |
    |--------------------------------+-------------|
    |   Move down then up again      |       0 pts |
    |--------------------------------+-------------|
    |   Escort one frog home         |     100 pts |
    |--------------------------------+-------------|
    |   Completing a level           |   1,000 pts |
    |--------------------------------+-------------|
    |   Bring a lady frog home       |     150 pts |
    |--------------------------------+-------------|
    |   Eat a fly                    |     250 pts |
    \==============================================/
    
    Note:  A bonus life will be awarded once you reach 10,000 points.
    
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    IV.    Level Descriptions
    
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    A.  Level 1
    
    /=============================================================================\
    |                                   LEVEL 1                                   |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    | Row  | Description                                         | Direction      |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   13 |  Home Bay x 5                                       |  N/A           |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   12 |  Medium Log x 3                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   11 |  2 Turtles x 4                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   10 |  Large Logs x 2                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    9 |  Small Logs x 3                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    8 |  3 Turtles x 3                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    7 |  Sidewalk                                           |  N/A           |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    6 |  Trucks x 2                                         |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    5 |  Indy Car x 1                                       |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    4 |  Sports Cars x 3                                    |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    3 |  Tractors x 2                                       |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    2 |  Indy Cars x 3                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    1 |  Starting Sidewalk                                  |  N/A           |
    \=============================================================================/
    
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    B.  Level 2
    
    /=============================================================================\
    |                                   LEVEL 2                                   |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    | Row  | Description                                         | Direction      |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   13 |  Home Bay x 5                                       |  N/A           |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   12 |  Medium Log x 3                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   11 |  2 Turtles x 4                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   10 |  Large Log x 1                                      |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    9 |  Small Logs x 3                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    8 |  3 Turtles x 2                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    7 |  Sidewalk                                           |  N/A           |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    6 |  Trucks x 3                                         |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    5 |  Indy Cars x 2 (close together)                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    4 |  Sports Cars x 4                                    |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    3 |  Tractors x 4                                       |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    2 |  Indy Cars x 4                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    1 |  Starting Sidewalk                                  |  N/A           |
    \=============================================================================/
    
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    C.  Level 3
    
    /=============================================================================\
    |                                   LEVEL 3                                   |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    | Row  | Description                                         | Direction      |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   13 |  Home Bay x 5                                       |  N/A           |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   12 |  Medium Log, Alligator x 1                          |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   11 |  2 Turtles x 3                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   10 |  Large Log x 1                                      |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    9 |  Small Logs x 3                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    8 |  3 Turtles x 2                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    7 |  Sidewalk (Snake)                                   |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    6 |  Trucks x 3                                         |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    5 |  Indy Cars x 2 (large gap)                          |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    4 |  Sports Cars x 5                                    |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    3 |  Tractors x 4                                       |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    2 |  Indy Cars x 4                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    1 |  Starting Sidewalk                                  |  N/A           |
    \=============================================================================/
    
    Tips:
    
    -  You'll notice there is now a snake on the sidewalk and an alligator in row
       12.
    
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    D.  Level 4
    
    /=============================================================================\
    |                                   LEVEL 4                                   |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    | Row  | Description                                         | Direction      |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   13 |  Home Bay x 5                                       |  N/A           |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   12 |  Medium Log, Alligator x 1                          |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   11 |  2 Turtles x 2                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   10 |  Large Log x 1                                      |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    9 |  Small Logs x 2                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    8 |  3 Turtles x 2                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    7 |  Sidewalk (Snake)                                   |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    6 |  Trucks x 4 (3 med, 1 tiny gap)                     |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    5 |  Indy Cars x 3 (evenly spaced)                      |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    4 |  Sports Cars x 4 (2 large, 1 med gap, 1 tiny gap)   |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    3 |  Tractors x 4 (evenly spaced)                       |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    2 |  Indy Cars x 4   (2 large, 1 med gap, 1 tiny gap)   |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    1 |  Starting Sidewalk                                  |  N/A           |
    \=============================================================================/
    
    Tips:
    
    -  Try to make the last three hops across the street in quick succession.
    
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    E.  Level 5
    
    /=============================================================================\
    |                                   LEVEL 5                                   |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    | Row  | Description                                         | Direction      |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   13 |  Home Bay x 5                                       |  N/A           |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   12 |  Alligator x 1                                      |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   11 |  2 Turtles x 2                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |   10 |  Large Log x 1                                      |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    9 |  Small Logs x 2                                     |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    8 |  3 Turtles x 1                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    7 |  Sidewalk (Snake)                                   |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    6 |  Trucks x 3 (2 small gaps, 1 large gap)             |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    5 |  Indy Cars x 4 (evenly spaced)                      |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    4 |  Sports Cars x 5 (1 med gap, 4 small gaps)          |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    3 |  Tractors x 4 (evenly spaced)                       |  Left to Right |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    2 |  Indy Cars x 5                                      |  Right to Left |
    |------+-----------------------------------------------------+----------------|
    |    1 |  Starting Sidewalk                                  |  N/A           |
    \=============================================================================/
    
    Tips:
    
    -  You will need to make the last four hops across the road in quick 
       succession.
    
    -  The alligator is the only platform you can use to make it home.  Remember
       that you can stand on his mouth if it is CLOSED.
    
    -  After successfully completing the fifth level the game goes back to the 
       first.
    
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    V.     Battlefrogs
    
    Battlefrogs is a two player versus mode.  The object of the game is to get more
    frogs home than your opponent.  You get one point for each frog you bring home,
    the player with the most points after five levels wins.
    
    Players compete simultaneously and have unlimited lives and time, you keep
    playing until all five home bays are filled.
    
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    VI.    Version Differences
    
    Here are a few differences I've noticed between Ultimate Frogger Champion and
    the original:
    
    -  Two player simultaneous play!
    -  You can move your frog as soon as the level begins.
    -  Turtles never sink.
    -  Snakes only appear on the sidewalk.
    -  No alligator heads appear in home bays.
    -  No otters :(
    
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    VII.   Game Review
    
    Ultimate Frogger Champion is a homebrew game for the Nintendo Entertainment
    System that was released in 2009.  According to the manual, the game "is
    loosely based off" the classic arcade Frogger.
    
    The object of the game is to safely guide Mr. Frog (no relation to the original
    Frogger) across the street and river into one of the five home bays at the top
    of the screen.  Once you've guided five frogs home you get to move on to the
    next level.  Standing in your way are the obstacles we all know and hate: cars,
    snakes, turtles, logs, and alligators.
    
    This game is very well done for a homebrew; I didn't come across any obvious
    bugs or glitches.  The graphics and sound are  faithful to the original and the
    gameplay feels like vintage Frogger.  The two player Battlefrogs mode is a
    great addition.  I think it's worth mentioning that the cartridge was made
    without the use of donor carts.
    
    Ultimate Frogger Champion finally brings the arcade classic to the NES and is
    definitely worth a look for fans of the original Frogger.
    
    Pros
    
    +  Finally get to play Frogger on the NES!
    +  Two player simultaneous play!
    
    Cons
    
    -  What happened to the otters?!
    
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    VIII.  Version History
    
    1.0   10/02/11   Completed FAQ.
    
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    IX.    Contact Information
    
    You can contact me at Bhodges080@aol.com
    
    Please leave constructive comments.  I especially appreciate emails letting me
    know if I have made a mistake, missed anything, or if you have any ideas for
    improving this FAQ.
    
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