I’ve been hittin’ up this pretty cool site called Indie Games for a couple of months now and checking out the titles they write about and review and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the games they feature.
That’s where I discovered the game “Frog Fractions” which has to be the fucking weirdest flash game I think I’ve ever played, and coming from a guy like me, that’s saying A LOT.
There’s no way I would have ever even attempted this game if I’d just randomly stumbled on it, based on the title and the accompanying image you see on your left. Who the hell wants to play what looks like a game to teach kids about fractions?
For starters, this game has nothing to do with fractions whatsoever. Sure, when you eat the flies and other insects that float down the screen, fractions are randomly displayed but they mean absolutely nothing.
As you eat more insects and collect fruit, your frog can purchase an assortment of bizarre power-ups (like Lock-On Targeting, a Cybernetic Brain and a Static Cling Tongue) that slowly make the game weirder and weirder .
Eventually your frog is riding a giant Chinese dragon through space and time on an adventure that will see him go to court, pilot a rocketship and become president!
Whoever made this game is either some kind of unrecognised genius or completely batshit crazy, but either way, Frog Fractions is a great game if you have a sense of humour and about an hour to kill.
TOTAL TIME WASTED: Longer than I’d care to admit. Look, the text-adventure part is hard ok?! It’s been a good 20 years since I last played a game like that.
TOTAL ENJOYMENT LEVEL: I’d peg this at a cool 75% throughout. Oh no wait, except at the end, the end bit gets an 80&. Also, the music and sound effects are seriously badass
FINAL VERDICT: A game you’ll play and probably finish just to see what weird shit happens next.