Hoppy Frog Cheats And Tips
Avoid that hungry shark and achieve a Hoppy Frog high score with these beginner's tips.
While Flappy Bird clones continue to dominate the mobile scene, we found a decent alternative worth your time. In Hoppy Frog, you guide a hungry little amphibian across a series of clouds, collecting flies while avoiding the wrath of a hungry shark below. If you miss one of your platforms or wait around for too long, it's game over!
Don't become a shark's lunch. Hop your way to success with these Hoppy Frog tips.
Never Stop Moving in Hoppy Frog
The goal of Hoppy Frog is to catch flies perched on clouds. To do this, you'll hop from platform to platform. There are times where you'll need to perfect your jump so you land safely on the cloud ahead of you, but you should always keep moving. Otherwise, the shark lurking below will dive upward and turn you into a snack.
One of the best things you can do is watch for the shark's fin as it appears to the left of the screen. He'll pop up when he's right below your frog. Time your jump so you just narrowly avoid him, and you'll add precious seconds to plan your next move. Be quick, or become dinner.
The Parachute is Your Friend
We're not sure how Hoppy Frog acquired a parachute - perhaps from his nearby "frog shop" - but it's nice to have on hand. This allows you to get a little extra distance with your jumps, even for a second. Once you're in the air, tap the screen a second time to activate the parachute. You'll need to keep your finger held down if you to continue using it, however.
This parachute doesn't perform miracles. It'll only hold you in the air so long before you sink back to Earth. Use it to get across wider gaps, or if you need to move out of the shark's wrath. Once you use it over the first few jumps, you'll get a better idea of what it can do, and use it more often.
Use the Clouds to Your Advantage
You know how the collision detection is somewhat iffy in the Flappy Bird games? Well, in Hoppy Frog, you can use this to your advantage. Even if Hoppy manages to brush the left side of a cloud, he'll land on its surface and continue. The key is to get your legs close enough to the cloud when you're jumping towards it. Anything less and you'll head to a watery grave.
Don't Remain on Grey Clouds for too Long
As you proceed through Hoppy Frog, you'll come across grey clouds. These will sink quickly once Hoppy jumps onto them, so despite where the next cloud is located, you'll need to move or risk becoming shark bait.
In some cases, you'll see the edge of the next cloud that's ahead of any grey ones. Use this to plan ahead of time and jump onto a moving one with ease. Otherwise, if you go too fast, you're done for. Don't forget to use your parachute to gain extra leverage if you need it.
Free-of-Charge, Complete with Leaderboards
Finally, don't worry about paying for anything in Hoppy Frog. It's free-to-play, and even comes with leaderboards so you can compare your best scores with others. Just be warned - some of the best scorers are really tough to beat. Put your hops to good use.