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North American PS2 box art
|Developer(s)||JamsWorks Co., Ltd.|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, multiplayer (up to 4 players)|
|Distribution||2 × DVD-ROM, GameCube disc NA
1 × DVD-ROM, GameCube disc PAL
Ribbit King is a 2003 sports video game developed by JamsWorks Co., Ltd. and published by Bandai for the Nintendo GameCube (Japanese title: Kero Kero King DX (ケロケロキングDX?)) and PlayStation 2 (Japanese title: Kero Kero King Super Deluxe (ケロケロキング スーパーデラックス?)). The game is based on the fictional sport of Frolf, which is a golf-like game that is played with frogs. The frogs sit on catapults, which the player whacks with a hammer to send the frog flying into the air. It is the successor to Kero Kero King (ケロケロキング?), released only in Japan in 2000 for the PlayStation.
The objective is to earn the most points possible by landing the frog in the course's hole in the quickest time possible. Players can also earn points by sending their frogs through various spheres scattered through the level. In addition, they can score points by having their frogs eaten by giant worms, by having their frogs swim, or by any number of other things.
North American versions of Ribbit King come packaged with a bonus disc called Ribbit King Plus!, which is an assortment of 28 short CGI films about Scooter and his friends. These films are unlocked during the main game.
The main character of Ribbit King is a young carpenter named Scooter. Scooter is trying to become the Frolf Champion—or the namesake 'Ribbit King'—and in doing so win the 'Super Ribbinite', a fuel source his planet needs in order to survive. The game also includes such characters as a pile of rocks, a gumball machine, and a kung fu panda named Pan-Pan.
- Scooter (プリプリ Puripuri?)
- Picwick (バスケットくん Basuketto-kun?)
- Sluggy (ぬるぽん Nurupon?)
- Pan-Pan (ペイペイ Peipei?)
- Lunk (ゴルゴンゾーラ Gorugonzōra?)
- Princess Tippi (ダルひめ Daruhime?)
- Sir Waddlelot (ペンギンロボ Penginrobo?)
- Pepe, Pappy and Papoo (グー・チョキ・パー Gū · Choki · Pā?)
- Kosmo (アダムスキ Adamusuki?)
- Sparky and Whoosh (ポチ&タマ Pochi & Tama?)
- Gumbah-Goo (ガシャポン・ムック Gashapon · Mukku?)
- King Hippity-Hop (王様 Ōsama?)
- Captain Oinka (ブーチン Būchin?)
Kero Kero King
|Kero Kero King|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, multiplayer (up to 4 players), PocketStation|
The game received mixed reviews. GameSpot gave the PlayStation 2 version a 5.9, saying that it focused more on the bizarre storyline than the gameplay, while IGN gave the GameCube and the PlayStation 2 version a 5.0.