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Frogger® for Prizes Hops Onto Mobile Phones

The frog who can't swim returns in mobile form, with goodies on offer to top players.
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF--FEBRUARY 23, 2006--Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that Frogger for Prizes, a mobile version of the video arcade classic, has debuted in North America and will be available across several North American carriers and portals. The game is powered by the proprietary "For Prizes" platform from InfoSpace, allowing players to compete against each other to win prizes in daily head-to-head and weekly progressive tournaments.

Frogger for Prizes is an authentic translation of the original arcade version of Frogger with multiple enhancements and updated graphics. To clear each level, players guide "Frogger" from the bottom of the handset screen across a busy road and treacherous river into each of five home squares. As the levels advance, the traffic gets faster and the risks increase.

Frogger for Prizes has three game modes - Classic, Deluxe and Tournaments for Prizes. The Classic mode is based on the original arcade classic while the Deluxe mode includes several new game features, such as power-ups, new bonus items and challenging obstacles. In the Tournament mode, players can compete in daily or weekly tournaments against others and win great prizes, such as gift certificates, Frogger console games and more! The daily tournaments will be head-to-head competitions, where the players with the best win/loss ratio will claim the prizes. The weekly tournaments will be progressive, where the player with the highest overall score will win the prize.

This year, Frogger celebrates his 25th anniversary! Frogger captured the hearts of gamers everywhere when it first appeared in arcades in 1981. With over 20 million games sold to date, Frogger continues to be one of the most memorable and beloved pop icons in the history of video games. To join in the celebration, visit

About Konami Digital Entertainment

Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at

About InfoSpace

InfoSpace, Inc. drives mobile media innovation. With one of the world's largest mobile content libraries, InfoSpace makes it easy for consumers to discover, personalize and enjoy their on-the-go experiences. The company uses its superior merchandising and technology capabilities to facilitate the delivery of original and licensed content across hundreds of mobile devices and through multiple channels. InfoSpace also mobilizes brands and creates programming and revenue opportunities for mobile operators. The company's products and services have extensive reach in North America and Europe through carriers such as Cingular Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile; in partnership with world-class brands such as Cablevision and Fox News; and through online Web sites such as Dogpile (, which showcase the company's leading metasearch technology and key advertising partnerships with companies like Google, Yahoo!, Verizon SuperPages and Yell! More information can be found at

Media Contact:

Konami Digital Entertainment

Mobile Group

Cathy Tische

(310) 228-1573

[email protected]

InfoSpace, Inc.

Heather Nevesky


[email protected]

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