Fifth Ave Frogger Crosses the Street
Frogger was first introduced in 1981, and became an instant hit. Its gameplay – crossing the street without getting squashed by obstacles – has muscled into the vernacular. City dwellers often reference their street-crossing escapades by relating to the game.
Seinfeld took it one step further with “The Frogger” (episode #174) in which George is fixated on saving the old cabinet containing his longstanding high score (860,630 points). As we know, his efforts were futile, thanks to that truck.
But how would Frogger look if developed for a real-life situation in the 21st century? Enter Tyler DeAngelo and his hacked creation – Fifth Avenue Frogger. Genius!
There’s an ulterior motive, though. The ambitious tech display is an attempt to mobilize support for Frogger’s nomination into the new “Art of Video Games” exhibit at the Smithsonian.