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Player hopping over odd obstacles in Frogger: Peacock Trailer

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Frogger, the legendary Konami arcade game, is making a comeback! This isn’t a teaser for a new video game. Peacock has turned the quarter-munching arcade experience into a game show with an obstacle course.

Do you remember how the classic video game has players bouncing over a crowded landscape loaded with obstacles? When contestants enter the game area and try to make it to the other side, they will accomplish exactly that. Floating alligators, perilously placed lily pads, and moving cars are among the hazards found on the course, which were all present in the original game. It’s a competition show that reminds me of American Ninja Warrior, Wipeout, or The Floor is Lava.

Damon Wayans Jr. has been tapped to host the show. Joining him is the NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt as co-host.

The first trailer for Peacock's new game show Frogger converts the classic arcade game into a competitive obstacle course

According to a synopsis provided by Peacock, “the show Frogger brings to life this popular franchise and supersizes it on an epic course.” “Audiences and contestants will be whisked away to a wild, whimsical Frogger world, complete with all the simple but challenging elements of Konami’s mega-hit. Competitors from all around the country will put their skills, strength, strategy, and problem-solving abilities to the test. Who will have what it takes to be America’s best Frogger and win $100,000 in the process?”

If I claimed this didn’t look like fun, I’d be lying. Is it painful to listen to the one-liner commentary? Absolutely. Is it, however, going to be entertaining to see people dive headfirst into a whirling lily pad or an enraged alligator? Yes, absolutely!
Beginning September 9, 2021, Frogger will leap entirely onto Peacock. Following that, new episodes will be shown every Thursday.

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