July 30, 2010 5:00 PM | Tim W.
Frogatto is a freeware 2D platformer which stars a frog that can swallow and spit out enemies as projectiles. At the beginning of the adventure you'll discover that his reach is rather short, but the coins that you collect along the way can used to purchase upgrades that'll increase the length of his tongue.
The game features six distinct areas with thirty levels split between them, and you can use magical pedestals to teleport yourself to the start of any location that you have previously explored. You'll want to open any treasure chests that you find as well, since some of them carry life capsules or huge coin bonuses.
Frogatto is free to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users (the iPhone version costs $5). Depending on how thorough you are when searching for secrets and hidden areas, playing the game from start to finish could take up to a couple of hours. An interesting piece of trivia about the development team is that all of them were involved in the Battle of Wesnoth project, and working together on the turn-based strategy game was how they got acquainted with each other. (Mac/Win/Linux, 92.1MB)