80’s Trivia – 5/30/13

Question: In Revenge of the Nerds, what is the name of the quarterback of Adams College’s football team?


Last Question: How many lanes of traffic did the frog need to cross on each screen, in the original Frogger?

Answer: 5

Frogger came out in 1981, and was a large part of the early ’80s arcade craze. The player guides a frog which starts at the bottom of the screen. The lower half of the screen contains a road with various types motor vehicles. If you’re lucky enough to make it across the 5 lanes of traffic, and land on the median, you then have to cross the river with logs, crocodiles, and turtles. You hop on the logs and turtles, and try not to go off the screen, or hop off the turtle before he dives under the water. Then you have to hop into your frog home.

Here is a little gameplay:

 

Buckner & Garcia are best known for their “Pac-Man Fever” song. They also did a Frogger song, whcih also appeared on the Pac-Man Fever album, called “Froggy’s Lament”:

 

Frogger had a short stint on the Saturday Supercade:

 

Frogger also received the Seinfeld treatment in this classic episode:

 

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