Frog Bog

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A quiet, simple, relaxing game.

Frog BogGraphics: 4
Sound: 3
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 0-, 1- or 2-player game
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Frog Bog is a cute, unique game. There isn't anything really outstanding about the game play, but graphically it's pleasing. The sound is simple, but well-done. The nighttime option is fun. There's just something about this game that makes it seem better than it really is, but I can't put my finger on it. I do recall that in "free-style" mode, controlling the frog can be a bit tough. We did have fun laughing at each other's poor control of the frogs in those cases. Mattel also released this for the Atari VCS as Frogs 'n' Flies, but the graphics were incredibly lame.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box Although an Intellivision, Inc. manual exists, the box hasn't been found to date. So far, five variations have been found.
Manual Seventeen variants have been identified.
Overlays Three different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label Despite the manual being found, no Intellivision, Inc. label has been. To date, seven labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs A title screen and graphics (sprites) Easter egg exists.




A total of five Frog Bog box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Frog Bog Box (Mattel Electronics 5301-0910) Mattel Electronics 5301-0910 1982 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Frog Bog Box (Mattel Electronics 5301-0510) Mattel Electronics 5301-0510 1982 U.S.A. French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5301-0410 1982 Hong Kong International Edition; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne CA on bottom of box; slots in back for extra manual(s); slots inside for overlays; still shrinkwrapped - English manual on back
Frog Bog Box (Sears 5398-0910) Sears 5398-0910 1982 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; blue game title on top and back; game title on top of box rotated 180 deg. compared to the standard case
Frog Bog Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982 Brazil Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © Mattel Inc. 1982 on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots; localized title "PÂNTANO DOS SAPOS"




A total of seventeen Frog Bog manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0920) Mattel Electronics 5301-0920 1982 U.S.A. Dark blue background, green foreground artwork
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0920) Mattel Electronics 5301-0920 1982 U.S.A. Dark blue / black background, blue foreground artwork; submitted by Hankster
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0920) Mattel Electronics 5301-0920 1982 Hong Kong NEED CONFIRMATION; Dark blue background, green foreground artwork; submitted by Hankster
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5301-0920 1982 Hong Kong Dark blue background, blue foreground artwork
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0720) Mattel Electronics 5301-0720 1982 Hong Kong French-Canadian; Dark blue background, green foreground artwork
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0720) Mattel Electronics 5301-0720 1982 Hong Kong French-Canadian; Dark blue background, blue foreground artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5301-0121 1982 Hong Kong German; dark blue background, blue foreground artwork (?); submitted by Hankster
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5301-0121? 1982 Hong Kong? NEED CONFIRMATION; German; dark blue background, green foreground artwork
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0161) Mattel Electronics 5301-0161 1982 Hong Kong Dutch; noted, and image contributed by cmart; need confirmation of part number, other appearance details
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0111) Mattel Electronics 5301-0111 1982 Hong Kong French version from Mattel Electronics France; black background, blue foreground artwork; submitted by Moonbeam
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics 5301-0131) Mattel Electronics 5301-0131 1982 Hong Kong Italian; dark blue background, blue foreground artwork
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 5301-0131 1982 Hong Kong Italian; all artwork is light blue, unlike other Mattel variants
Frog Bog Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-5301-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-5301-0920 1982 U.S.A. PlayCable version; dark blue background, green foreground artwork
Image not available. Bandai 5301-0201 None   Japanese release by Bandai; Japanese version; shows stylized game graphics
Frog Bog Manual (Intellivision Inc. 5301-0920) Intellivision Inc. 5301-0920 None U.S.A. Fold-out version
Frog Bog Manual (Sears 5398-0920) Sears 5398-0920 1982 U.S.A.  
Frog Bog Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Mattel/Digiplay edition; © M.I. 1979 on back; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper




A total of four Frog Bog overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Frog Bog Overlay (Mattel Electronics 5301-4289) Mattel Electronics 5301-4289 1982 U.S.A.  
Frog Bog Overlay (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982   Localized in Brazilian Portuguese; image courtesy of mcg423; background is lighter green than image indicates; seem to be standard type overlays
Frog Bog Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75234) Phil Boland 49 75234 1982 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback




A total of seven Frog Bog label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. Mattel Electronics N/A None U.S.A. Origin lower left; ™ upper right; small label, rounded corners; submitted by Hankster
Image not available. Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 U.S.A. Origin lower left; ™ upper right; © 1981 M.I.; large label, slightly rounded corners; submitted by Hankster; (need image)
Frog Bog Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None U.S.A. Origin lower left; ™ upper right; large label, slightly rounded corners
Frog Bog Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin lower left; ™ upper right; large label, square corners
Frog Bog Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A 1982 U.S.A. Origin lower left; © M.I. 1982; ™ top right; appears to be painted on and not a sticker label; this one's been hiding in storage a long time
Frog Bog Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   No origin; red label, large with rounded corners; top line reads FROG BOG in larger font than second line, which is localized to PÃNTANO DOS SAPOS; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper; image courtesy of Hankster
Frog Bog Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for Frog Bog.
The (not so) Big Pond Graphically pleasing game screen. The chirping of the crickets and general quietude of the game actually is relaxing.





Credit: Carl Mueller

Left Controller: Press and hold: [3], [5]
Left Controller: Press and hold: [0], [5]
Press Reset
Easter Egg: The title screen has several sets of initials, and the game graphics change a little. Full information can be found at The Digital Press.

Frog Bog Title Screen Easter Egg
Title Screen Easter Egg

Frog Bog Graphics Easter Egg
Funky Froys!




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