Ribbit King (2003)

by Nish
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Ribbit King: A Froggy Good Time on the Golf Course

Released in 2003 for the Nintendo GameCube, Ribbit King is a unique and hilarious croquet game that lets you play as a frog. You’ll need to navigate the golf course, taking into account wind direction and obstacles like spiders’ webs and flies. But don’t worry, you can also use your froggy abilities to your advantage, such as jumping off lily pads and launching yourself at passing flies.

Ribbit King can be played with up to four players, and there are three different game modes to choose from:

  • Tournament Mode: Play through a series of courses to earn trophies and unlock new characters.
  • Versus Mode: Play against your friends or family in a head-to-head match.
  • Practice Mode: Hone your skills on any of the game’s courses.

There are a total of 18 different courses to play on, each with its own unique challenges. Some courses are set in lush forests, while others are set in icy wastelands. You’ll need to use all of your skills to master each course and become the Ribbit King.


Ribbit King is played from a third-person perspective. You control your frog with the analog stick, and you can use the A button to jump and the B button to swing your croquet mallet.

The goal of the game is to be the first player to hit your frog into the final hole. To do this, you’ll need to use your mallet to hit your frog around the course, avoiding obstacles and knocking other frogs out of the way.

You can also use your frog’s abilities to your advantage. For example, you can jump off lily pads to reach higher areas, or you can launch yourself at passing flies to gain a speed boost.


There are a total of 10 different frogs to play as in Ribbit King. Each frog has its own unique stats and abilities.

  • Hoppy: The all-around frog. He’s not the best at any one thing, but he’s good at everything.
  • Zippy: The fastest frog. He can outrun any other frog on the course.
  • Tank: The strongest frog. He can knock other frogs out of the way with ease.
  • Jumpy: The highest-jumping frog. He can reach areas that other frogs can’t.
  • Sticky: The stickiest frog. He can cling to walls and ceilings.
  • Glidey: The glidest frog. He can glide through the air for short distances.
  • Tricky: The trickiest frog. He can use his tongue to grab other frogs and pull them closer.
  • Boomer: The biggest frog. He can hit the ball the farthest.
  • Croaky: The loudest frog. He can use his voice to stun other frogs.
  • Hoppy Jr.: The smallest frog. He’s not as strong or fast as the other frogs, but he’s very agile.


Ribbit King was released to positive reviews from critics. The game was praised for its unique gameplay, charming characters, and challenging courses. However, some critics found the game to be too difficult for casual players.

Ribbit King was a commercial success, selling over 1 million copies worldwide. The game was also nominated for several awards, including the Game of the Year award at the 2003 Golden Joystick Awards.


Ribbit King is still fondly remembered by fans today. The game is known for its unique gameplay, charming characters, and challenging courses. Ribbit King is a must-play for fans of croquet, frogs, or unique video games.


Ribbit King is a unique and hilarious croquet game that is sure to provide hours of enjoyment. With its charming characters, challenging courses, and addictive gameplay, Ribbit King is a must-play for fans of all ages.

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