There was a time many years ago when I played a similar frog game. The frog needed to cross a river, so it had to jump onto logs that were floating along in the river, one log at a time, until it could reach the other side. At times, the poor frog would end as a meal, because it had jumped onto a crocodile! Hahaha. Some game that was, hah?! Well, this is a similar game from Rival, except that the frog isn't crossing a river now. It's crossing a busy highway, with cars, buses and lorries running by all the time, and of course, at times, it would end up as a pancake. Nah, that's only in the introduction bit of the game. Nothing of that sort ever happens in the game itself. Hmm, but maybe it should?! Hehehe.
So okay, in this game, the Frog is the Wild symbol, as if you cannot guess. It expands with any wins, it doubles all wins with it during free spins, but sadly not in the base game, it substitutes for other symbols except the Scatter symbol, but it doesn't pay anything for itself. Argh! The Dozer is the Scatter symbol, paying a very low 10x the total bet for getting 5 of them, another argh, and getting 3 or more of these Scatters trigger 7 free spins without any multiplier but with a River Rapids Round. Getting 3 or more Dozer symbols during the free spins award the River Rapids Round of 7 more free spins. The Free Spins game cannot be retriggered. Dang! As for the other symbols, the Bus, the Lorry and the Car pays from 750x to 450x, whilst the other lower symbols pay from 100x to 40x, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. During the River Rapids Round, the Crocodile pays 1000x, the Snake pays 400x, the Tortoise pays 250x, the Log pays 150x, and the Wasp is the Sticky Wild symbol, awarding 1 Respin for every new Wasp appearing in any winning combinations. These Sticky Wilds only remain in the current spin.
I wasn't really satisfied with the way the Wild symbol expands on the reel. It can only expand upwards, meaning, if it lands on the top most reel, then it has no space to expand, thereby remaining as a single Wild symbol. Landing on the middle row would make it expand one space upwards, and landing on the bottom reel would turn the entire reel into a fully stacked Wild Reel. But this isn't good enough. I would prefer it to expand into a fully Stacked Wild Reel each and every time, because it doesn't pay for itself and it doesn't double any wins in the base game, so at least it should become a Stacked Wild Reel to make itself more valuable.
I first tried playing this game in the fun mode, because I had wanted to see how the game would play and pay, since I haven't played it before. Well, the game was not too bad in terms of excitement, the Free Spins games came quite often, and the River Rapids free spins were very exciting, with many Sticky Wilds landing onto the reels, even though the final payouts were all below 100x the total bet amount. But once I started playing with real money, everything changed! The 3 Scatter Dozers just kept eluding, but when it finally came, the Free Spins game paid blardy poorly, with only an 8x total bet win, and without giving any of the River Rapids free spins either. I thought maybe it's just wasn't my luck, but when the next 2 Free Spins games paid out about the same, I became infuriated and very disappointed. The fun mode play was too deceivingly easy, whilst the real money play was actually horrible! Frogged could have been a nice game to play, but having been 'deceived' by the fun mode play, I am no longer enthusiastic to play the game anymore! Sheesh!