Sunday, November 15, 2009

Konami, Frogger and Bloggers

Last week we were invited to a Mom Blogger event up at the Konami Headquarters in El Segundo. Oh my gosh! It was such an amazing and fun experience for the boys! We have family video games nights frequently so I think I was just as excited as the boys to be hanging out at the headquarters of Konami.

I’ll be profiling a few of the recently released and upcoming games we had the opportunity to test out over the next week, but I’m going to start with the smash hit favorite by a long shot according to my boys – Frogger Returns. Yes, it’s a complete throw-back to the original Frogger released 25 years ago! I’m not sure if it was the novelty of a “simpler” game that the boys loved playing it for, or if it was the fact that it was a frog as the main character (Brett’s favorite animal has been frogs for years). Convincing Brett to play another game that day was tough as he was mesmerized by the Frogger game. He kept saying, “My Dad played this game 20 years ago!” I’m not sure how he knew that, but it was cool to see a remake of an old game be so exciting to my son. There’s just something about the simplicity of the way video games used to be that is still just plain cool. I was proud of Brett, my little gamer for enjoying the old- school game so much.

Frogger Returns is downloadable as an App for your iPhone (& iPod Touch) right now (click here), downloadable on Wii Ware right now and will be available to download for the PS3 through the PlayStation Network later this month.  If you're a parent who is a little video game challenged, this will be one where you can show your kids you actually CAN plan video games, just not the 4-D ones!


*Be sure to check back later this week... I'll be doing my first giveaway!!!  You won't want to miss it!


The Glamorous Life Association November 15, 2009 at 11:21 AM  

Ha ha ha. My son picked the same game out of all of them!!!

(my little review is up here fyi if you wanna compare notes!)

Katie November 15, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

Yeah. I heard. They said that the kids ALL loved Frogger. We have now downloaded the App (for anyone paying attention... we LOVED the game so much we bought on our own the Frogger game - not given Freebie!) for both iPhones and the kids are still playing it.

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