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Frogger is back again and getting a run on the digital platforms.

Its not often we get to say this, so listen carefully. A game developer, Konami, has announced a new game for WiiWare. Its to be released in a few months. Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition will be another iteration of the classic game remixed with new gameplay ideas and even multiplayer. Its also heading to Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. Just in case you happen to own a console that connects to either one of those online systems.

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced the return of its veteran Frogger character, with Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition hopping on to PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3, Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and WiiWare for Wii in the Spring, 2012.

The classic coin-ops mix of skill and timing returns in its most challenging form yet, as Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition updates the core mechanics, but adds a wealth of new content and ideas. With the game currently celebrating 30 years of car-dodging, log-jumping, and road-traversing, players can jump into the action with classic and brand-new game modes including Tile Capture, Battle Royale, Freak Out and more that expand the challenge of Froggers style of run-and-dodge gameplay.

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition also allows users to customise their game experience through a variety of different skins, from the modern neon style of Hyper Arcade to the 8-bit sprites from the original Frogger, the classic Castlevania titles, and even Contra. Competitive types can also compete against friends or the CPU in up to four-player matches to find out who is top frog!

European Wii & 3DS Virtual Console set to dish out games a plenty this March

You might have thought we’d seen the last of Wii’s Virtual Console. But thankfully it seems this won’t be the case, with the European (and therefore Australian) Wii and 3DS Virtual Console services receiving quite a few releases over the coming month.

Some of the more exciting releases for the Wii are Strider (Megadrive), Mega Man 5 (NES) and Mega Man X (SNES). 3DS owners can also continue the build-up to Kid Icarus: Uprising, with its predecessor, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (Gameboy) finding its way to Virtual Console. Alongside this are a trio of NES games: Super Mario Bros., Metroid and Punch-Out!!, as well as a few Game Gear games, notably Shinobi and Sonic.


Here is a full list of the games expected to hit the two services over the course of March.

Wii Virtual Console

Super Street Fighter II (1994, Megadrive)
Strider (1990, Megadrive)
Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusas Revenge (1996, Neo-Geo)
Mega Man 5 (1993, NES)
Mega Man X (1994, SNES)

3DS Virutal Console


Dr. Mario (1990, Gameboy)
Kid Icaurs: Of Myths and Monsters (1991, Gameboy)
Punch-Out!! (1987, NES)
Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES)
Metroid (1987, NES)
Dragon Crystal (1992, Game Gear)
Shinobi (1991, Game Gear)
Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (1994, Game Gear)

So what do you think? Any you’ll be picking up? Head over to the Vooks forums and have your say!