Ribbit King

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ribbit King
  • Infinity
  • Jamsworks
Artist(s)Yosuke Kihara
Composer(s)Yūsuke Takahama
Platform(s)GameCube, PlayStation 2
  • JP: 11 July 2003
  • NA: 8 June 2004
  • PAL: 3 September 2004
PlayStation 2
  • JP: 18 December 2003
  • NA: 8 June 2004
  • PAL: 3 September 2004
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer (up to 4 players)

Ribbit King is a 2003 sports video game developed by Infinity and Jamsworks and published by Bandai for the Nintendo GameCube[1] and PlayStation 2.[2] The game is based on the fictional sport of Frolf (ケロフ), 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, 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 snakes, 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.[3]


  • 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)
  • Princess Tippi (ダルひめ, Daruhime)
  • Lunk (ゴルゴンゾーラ, Gorugonzōra)
  • Pepe (グー, ), Pappy (チョキ, Choki) and Papoo (パー, )
  • Sir Waddlelot (ペンギンロボ, Penginrobo)
  • Sparky (ポチ, Pochi) and Whoosh (タマ, Tama)
  • Kosmo (アダムスキ, Adamusuki)
  • 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)

Ribbit King Plus![edit]

Ribbit King Plus!
Also known asKero Kero King DX Plus
Country of originJapan
Original languagesJapanese
English (dubbed)
No. of episodes30 (list of episodes)
Running time1 minute (approx.)
Original networkTV Tokyo
Picture formatNTSC (480i 4:3)
Audio formatStereo
Original release16 June (2003-06-16) –
25 July 2003 (2003-07-25)

Ribbit King Plus! is the bonus disc included with North American versions of the game, featuring unlockable short animations and requiring saved data on the memory card to be able to view the shorts. It was initially transmitted in Japan as a 30-episode series of shorts on the TV Tokyo weekday morning children's show Oha Suta from 16 June to 25 July 2003 to promote the game, under the title Kero Kero King DX Plus (ケロケロキング デラックス プラス), before being released on a separate DVD at around the same time as the Japanese PlayStation 2 version of the game; however, three of the shorts were dropped from the North American version for unknown reasons. Exclusive to the disc is a two-minute video titled "Special", a montage of the various cutscenes from the story mode set to the main title theme of the game.


No. Title Original transmission
1"Frolf Intensive Training"
16 June 2003 (2003-06-16)
2"Ribbit King Band"
17 June 2003 (2003-06-17)
18 June 2003 (2003-06-18)
4"Ribbit King Shopping"
19 June 2003 (2003-06-19)
5"Gone Fishing"
20 June 2003 (2003-06-20)
6"Sluggy After Work"
23 June 2003 (2003-06-23)
7"Frolf Dance"
24 June 2003 (2003-06-24)
8"Fun with Hammers"
25 June 2003 (2003-06-25)
9"Ribbit King Shopping Part 2"
26 June 2003 (2003-06-26)
10"Frolf Beach Party!"
27 June 2003 (2003-06-27)
11"Fast Food Surprise"
30 June 2003 (2003-06-30)
12"Ribbit King Band Part 2"
1 July 2003 (2003-07-01)
13"Ultra Seed Grow"
 (育て! タネ!)
2 July 2003 (2003-07-02)
14"The Secret of Sir Waddlelot"
3 July 2003 (2003-07-03)
4 July 2003 (2003-07-04)
16"Frolf-Man to the Rescue"
 (変身! ケロフマン!)
7 July 2003 (2003-07-07)
17"Frog Work-Out!"
8 July 2003 (2003-07-08)
18"Frog Revolution!"
9 July 2003 (2003-07-09)
19"Frolf Hip-Hop!"
10 July 2003 (2003-07-10)
20"Ribbit King Shopping Part 3"
11 July 2003 (2003-07-11)
21"The Great King"
14 July 2003 (2003-07-14)
22"TV Commercial"
15 July 2003 (2003-07-15)
23"The Frogs Strike Back"
16 July 2003 (2003-07-16)
24"Chomp's Big Date"
17 July 2003 (2003-07-17)
25"When We Were Kids"
18 July 2003 (2003-07-18)
26"Fast Food Surprise Part 2"
21 July 2003 (2003-07-21)
27"Ribbit King Band Live"
22 July 2003 (2003-07-22)
23 July 2003 (2003-07-23)
29"Scooter Gets Serious"
24 July 2003 (2003-07-24)
30"Farewell, Frolf Tour"
25 July 2003 (2003-07-25)

Kero Kero King[edit]

Kero Kero King
Cover art
Cover art
Publisher(s)Media Factory
Artist(s)Yosuke Kihara
  • JP: 2 November 2000
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer (up to 4 players), PocketStation

Kero Kero King (ケロケロキング) is the predecessor to Ribbit King, developed by Amedio and published by Media Factory. It was released exclusively in Japan on 2 November 2000 for the PlayStation.


The game received mixed reviews upon release. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the GameCube version 63.07% and 60/100[5][6] and the PlayStation 2 version 63.64% and 58/100.[4][7] Former GameSpot journalist Ryan Davis gave the PlayStation 2 version 5.9 out of 10, saying that it focused more on the bizarre storyline than the gameplay,[9] while Mary Jane Irwin of IGN gave the GameCube and the PlayStation 2 versions a score of five out of ten.[11]

In Japan, Famitsu gave Kero Kero King a score of 30 out of 40.[18]


  1. ^ Japanese title: Kero Kero King DX (ケロケロキングDX)
  2. ^ Japanese title: Kero Kero King Super DX (ケロケロキング スーパーDX)
  3. ^ Buchanan, Levi (24 June 2004). ""Ribbit King" hits our fairway". Chicago Tribune. p. 5.
  4. ^ a b "Ribbit King for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 5 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Ribbit King for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved 5 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b "Ribbit King for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b "Ribbit King for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Helgeson, Matt (June 2004). "Ribbit King". Game Informer (134): 123. Archived from the original on 12 November 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b Davis, Ryan (30 June 2004). "Ribbit King Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved 5 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Ribbit King". GamesTM: 107. October 2004.
  11. ^ a b Irwin, Mary Jane (28 May 2004). "RibbitKing". IGN. Retrieved 5 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Ribbit King". NGC Magazine. November 2004.
  13. ^ "Ribbit King". Nintendo Power. 183: 122. August 2004.
  14. ^ "Ribbit King". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 96. July 2004.
  15. ^ "Review: Ribbit King". PSM: 30. July 2004.
  16. ^ PSM2 staff (2004). "Ribbit King". PSM2. Archived from the original on 26 May 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Speer, Justin (29 June 2004). "Ribbit King (PS2, GCN) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on 29 October 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "プレイステーション - ケロケロキング". Famitsu. 915: 25. 30 June 2006.

External links[edit]