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Lightsabers and light math: The Frogman Show DS

The Frogman Show: Datte, Shoganaijanai is based on a Japanese cartoon made in Flash, which is so popular that it's been adapted into a movie. And now it's being adapted into a DS game!

Amazingly, the show seems to be animated by just one guy (called "Frogman") who draws and writes everything. We're pretty sure other people (developer Compile Heart) are working on the game, but we would imagine that, with all those Flash character models just lying around on a computer, his original work is in here somewhere.

So how does a series of wacky, cheaply-animated vignettes translate to the DS? A minigame collection with vague training elements, of course! If we hadn't told you that the change-making game seen here had a license, would you be able to tell it apart from any other training game? The other minigames include slide puzzles, searching for items in a dark room, and a racing minigame in which rubbing the stylus back and forth increases the speed of the car.

The last screenshot redeems the whole thing: it's a lightsaber dueling game with stylus controls, presented in silhouette. That looks pretty awesome! Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

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NeoteriX1

8-14-2007 @ 2:28PM

NeoteriX said...

This frogman show seems to remind me of Adult Swim.

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Anvilfactory2

8-15-2007 @ 2:18AM

Anvilfactory said...

Am I strange for finding the change-making game cool? I mean, now I can practice making change without getting a job! (...I'm being sarcastic and serious. Won't get fired for screwing up in a game, but I'd be wasting money purchasing a game to learn that when I could be doing it in real life with a job...)

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suma valluru3

9-29-2007 @ 6:36AM

suma valluru said...

hi, the show is very interesting..i was totally involved in the show...

cheers,
suma valluru
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