The art... The gameplay... The history behind many fights... Everything about this game is just... Perfect.
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
FROG SMASHERS tells the tale of a simple misunderstanding at a bus stop leading to the downfall of all frogkind.
A local multiplayer brawler game about hitting frogs with baseball bats.
Influences include Samurai Gunn, Lethal League and the Smash series.
Gamepads (PS4 / XBox) plugged into the PC / Mac are HIGHLY recommended but you can use the keyboard as well. TIP: Hold down the [attack] button for a super-charged strike. Also, press [direction] and [attack] together to send a frog flying in the direction of your choice.
movement: ← → ↑ ↓
actions: M , .
Programming/Design: Ruan Rothmann
Art/Animation: Mike Scott
Additional Art: Ben Rausch & Stuart Coutts
Sound: Jason Sutherland
|Genre||Platformer, Fighting, Sports|
|Tags||16-bit, 4-player, 8-Bit, Beat 'em up, deathmatch, Local multiplayer, pixel, Pixel Art|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Player count||1 - 4|
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Getting close to 10k downloads! Some noodlings:
This is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. I'm a big fan of these simple, local versus games. I've read your comments about focusing on the next project, but I do hope you update this one. It's wonderful, but it needs a few things: Pause menu (to exit the game), stage select, and the ability to adjust the number of rounds to play.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you bring out next. :)
Hiya Moon Jelly. Thanks for the kind comment :) I was one of the team peeps that worked on this. I think about Frog Smashers often, and hopefully one day we'll do some more stuff with it.
I will PERSONALLY EXECUTE YOU if you do not at least consider updating this shit. God tier game, add more weapons perhaps, or just do it your way because it's perfect already, Can't get enough. <3
Lolol. Ya, Ruan really programmed it awesomely, feels really great. A balancing act of having this neat little game that's kind of (as you say) perfect as is, or whether to keep adding to it. Have had many discussions of whether or not to work on it more.
could you update this game? i think it has a lot of potential in a legitimate competitive scene, and i would like to see a selection in rounds or maps. Great game, complex gameplay, good job!
I know, right?!? I think it'd be a great competitive game. In the few situations I've seen it played, it creates a lot of laughs and cheers and is super tactical - I mean, a good player wipes the floor with other players with skillz. I prefer this to Super Smash Bros tbh, and almost feel it goes more to a player's innate skill instead of needing to learn intricate moves lists.
This is an amazing multiplayer game, the animation is amazing and the ending was the best.
So I tried this game for the first time yesterday with my friend and I almost cried of laughter
It's f awesome xD
The only critique I have is that maybe the frogs slip too much? (sorry for my broken English) For the rest? 10/10
We had such fun with this game :DThank you.
any updates planned ? me and my friend fucking LOVE this game
or at least planning to release the source ?
Hey yo. Just visited this page in the first time in ages. I did a lot of the art and animation. Would be great to do some updates to the game! What kind of updates do you have in mind? Was thinking it'd make a cool side-scroller even.
Well, the most complicated yet best addition would probably be either lan or lobby based matchmaking (player hosts, not a server)
Other than that probably some neat cosmetics, like frog color schemes, bat colors/skins
New maps and a soundtrack would also be dope.
If you plan on releasing the source at all or giving me the option to work on my suggestions I'd love to do that :)
maybe you can make a story mode. Meaning you fight one guy and advance until you get to the hardest level. Like Smash Bros 64.
Items you can pick up. For Example, invincibility, hammer (SMASH BROS) and high jumping
Really greate and fun game! One of the best local multiplayer games out there! Are you planning on adding some more maps in the future?
Hey Denzel. Mike here. I did some of the art and animation. What kind of maps would you like to see in the game? Are you still playing the game?
ABSOLUTELY loved it. Me and my brother tested a whole bunch of local multiplayer itch.io games. this one was some of the most fun I've had with my brother.
Great to hear! Did you use videogame controllers?
are you still working on this game?
Currently I'm fully focused on GORN, but I might do a small amount of work on Frogs when that's done to get it out in some capacity. I really like how focused and pure the game is, so I'm not sure that I'd add a ton to it, though!
Gr8 game, but i have'nt played in a while and i forgot how to press "start" on keyboard, help Plz
I like the game, however, I think it would be cool to add maps, along with game options such as how many rounds there are and such. :)
Oh my god this game was awesome I loved the combat system. I did not expect to be hit in the feels like that. Especially on the tie they are the only frogs left and they still resort to killing each other man it's so sad.
Can you use 3 players at one keyboard
Is the game still being updated?
This game has a suprising amount of depth lmao. Please keep updating
Can you export the apk through unity for this? I wanna plug in an Xbox controller to my phone and play it.
Can we please get some form of onlne? Even if it is hamachi or something
What do I do in the secret room if you tie? I have already managed to get my frog out of the bunker. There is nothing ;-;
best game... even surpasses triple A online shooters(and i love those).//things for improvement: mention keyboard controls in the game itself. more levels.level maker.
this game is amazing, i love it,.
Is this game still being developed? It is a ton of fun and I would like to see it continue being developed!
i luv frigs chuuuuuuuu
Very good for a mumtiplayer games
This game is so fun! Great style, great sound, great gameplay. Keep updating and working on it!!
Pink frog is OP.
The game is very good but it lacks some settings like for example of keyboard and mode to play in lan, with that the game would be perfect.
Can you post this with open souce I'd love to change somethings and improve anothers, or update the game :D
This game is awesome good job
I'd have to ask my collaborators! What would you like to change
like Menu, more maps, history mode, more customization, team and a lot of another stufs.
The thing I have troubles is the key bindings
There actually used to be a team mode in the game! Unfortunately I don't think my collaborators will be happy for me to release this as open source, sorry :(
try to update the game :D
it would be awesome
Man, if you wanna do it, I'm ok with that. Not sure if either of us will have time to work on it more, so maybe 'release the krakens (frogs)' into the wild and see what happens? I dunno how these things work.
Liked The Secret Map Where If Tie With your Opponent
maybe add in bots or basic LAN multiplayer, other than that it's one of the best games I've ever played.
Love the animations and SFX, also the game is fun, nice job !
Had a blast playing this with some friends! Controls brilliantly and the scoring system brings a surprising amount of strategy. 10/10 would smash again.
Last game I expected to have E3 Coverage.
Well, this game sure is getting some coverage.
nice game, love smashing the other frogs with my bat