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Ladders

Other (objects, etc.) entity

Anything used to climb up or down a vertical surface, regardless what it looks like, or how or even if it's attached to anything.

1272
games
105
platforms

Alternate names: Ropes, Vines, Grid fences, Rappelling, Abseiling

Nintendo, Gremlin Graphics and Firebird has published most of these games

Examples:
* Ladders
* Ropes
* Vines (hanging or covering a wall)
* Metallic grids

And any other specifically marked or shaped surface. Such as a recognizable type of plant covering the wall section.

In most generic sense of the term, these are fixtures that allow vertical movement beyond what the protagonist can achieve via hoisting themselves up ledges or jumping. May allow jumping on and off them and some may also move (usually swing, but some may for example move on rails) allowing extended movement options.
Related:
* Wall climbing
* Grappling hook
* Wall clinging
* Monkey bars - a "ladder" on the ceiling for lateral movement.

Child group

Poles climbing

Platforms

Windows 184
Linux 126
C64 98
Amstrad CPC 60
MS-DOS 60
ZX Spectrum 51
NES 49
Amiga 44
X360 39
Mac OS X 37
PS3 35
MSX 28
Atari ST 24
Atari 400/800 22
Apple II E 20
Famicom Disk System 18
Arcade 17
Tandy Coco 17
Memotech MTX 16
VIC-20 12
C16/Plus4 12
GB 11
PS2 11
PS4 10
Mac OS Classic 9
GBC 9
Atari 2600 8
Android 8
Oric 8
GBA 7

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