Team 17 have been one of the longest established UK software houses that is still publishing in the games industry. Formed in the early 1990s developing games on the Amiga computer and famed for their high quality graphics and consistently high standards when it came to gameplay, fans have been crying out for modern remakes of most of their old hits. While the classic Worms franchise has never been out of the public eye, and we have seen several remakes and reincarnations of the Alien Breed series, there is one that has eluded us… until now. Superfrog!
Team17 have now unveiled their plans to re-release Superfrog HD later this year, 20 years on from the regal amphibian’s first appearance. Superfrog HD will feature all new graphics and will be making an appearance on Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita.
Debbie Bestwick, Team17’s Managing Director, says, “We’re extremely excited about bringing Superfrog HD to PS3 and PS Vita; it’s the most requested game that our fans are always requesting to see make a return. Now, with the 20th anniversary of the original Superfrog and the recent re-release of our classic survival-horror Alien Breed, we feel the timing has never been better.”
Superfrog was originally released on the Amiga in 1993 and received much critical acclaim:
- The One Amiga – 93% – “With Team17’s impeccable track record I was expecting Superfrog to be well above par but it’s far more than that – it’s breathtakingly good. Everything about the game, from the graphics and sound through the control to gameplay, has been honed and tweaked to gleaming perfection”
- Amiga Computing – 93% – “Superfrog is quite simply Team17’s greatest release to date. It’s full to the brim with great graphics, sound, playability and addiction. You’d have to be completely potty or hopping mad to ignore it”
- CU Amiga – 89% – “Superfrog is a very polished product, possibly the best that Team17 have ever produced.”
- Amiga Action – 89% – “What can you say about Team17? Everything they touch these days seems to turn into gold and Superfrog is no exception. This is without a doubt the best all-out platform game on the Amiga to date”
While no details about the enhancements or updates have been released yet, Team 17 have unveiled some early character art showing the progression of our green hero from his original Amiga incarnation to the new and improved modern version we will be seeing later in the year.