The player starts with three, five, or seven frogs (lives). The player guides a frog which starts at the bottom of the screen.
The lower half of the screen contains a road with motor vehicles, which in various versions include cars, trucks, buses, dune buggies, bulldozers, vans, taxis, bicyclists, and/or motorcycles, speeding along it horizontally. The upper half of the screen consists of a river with logs, alligators, and turtles, all moving horizontally across the screen. The very top of the screen contains five 'frog homes' which are the destinations for each frog. Every level is timed; the player must act quickly to finish each level before the time expires.