For those who’re exceptionally good at jaywalking, I’ve simply the chance for you. Konami is popping Frogger, the traditional arcade recreation by which you information a frog throughout a busy highway, right into a TV recreation present. It is precisely what you are considering: An impediment course competitors the place contestants should “dodge treacherous site visitors, leap over snapping gators and jump over hungry hippos.”
In accordance with Deadline, the collection will likely be streamed on NBC’s Peacock, which is at present solely accessible within the US. It should function 13 impediment programs that contestants must navigate and there is an open casting name for US residents. The present will likely be filmed on location in Australia, however anybody with a US passport is eligible to use to stay out their wildest frog fantasies. The winner will stroll away with a “enormous” money prize—not that you will want the cash as soon as the world is aware of you as The Frog Who Lived.
The present sounds just like Flooring is Lava, a Netflix collection by which contestants try to traverse home impediment programs with out falling into the ‘lava’ that has changed the ground. That present was a minor hit, possibly partly as a result of it got here in the midst of a pandemic by which most of us have been in lockdown and determined for one thing, something to occupy our time. Konami and NBC are doubtless hoping that Frogger fills an identical function.
For those who actually need to audition for Frogger and change into part of videogame historical past, you possibly can apply right here.