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Frogger is coming to the Peacock streaming service as a game show

Konami’s Frogger game collection is apparently getting turned into a game show, set to be streamed on NBC’s Peacock. The show’s contestants will apparently have to undergo “bodily demanding” impediment programs and shall be requested to “dodge treacherous visitors, leap over snapping gators and jump over hungry hippos to conquer the course.” One would hope these are simulated utilizing foam and rubber. In any other case, there might be some legal responsibility points.

The show guarantees longer episodes than usually anticipated from a game show: in accordance to a promotional e-mail, they’ll be an hour lengthy (at present, 13 have been ordered). To be honest, I’ve undoubtedly performed over an hour of Frogger earlier than with out even enthusiastic about it, and as enjoyable as the game is, it’ll most likely be much more enjoyable to watch people strive (and extra importantly, fail) to overcome a few of the similar challenges players have had to over the years. Bonus factors if they’ve to really costume up as frogs, however maybe that might make it too difficult.

Whereas the show will characteristic American contestants, it’s being filmed in Australia, in accordance to the sign-up form. The show additionally guarantees to pay the winner (who could also be dubbed the Frogger?) a “enormous money prize,” but it surely does not specify how a lot that’ll really be. Hopefully sufficient to afford a lakefront lilypad.

Streaming looks as if the excellent medium for a bodily challenge-based game show like this, particularly if it’s accessible on the free tier. Whereas it’s exhausting to think about many individuals carving out a time slot of their schedules to watch it like they’d have to with conventional tv, it’s the kind of factor folks would possibly take a look at on a weekend and say, “Oh, yeah, I’d love to watch some folks fall on their faces.”

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