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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.

1308
games
107
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 185
Linux 127
C64 101
Amstrad CPC 62
MS-DOS 62
ZX Spectrum 53
NES 51
Amiga 46
X360 39
Mac OS X 38
PS3 35
MSX 30
Atari ST 27
Atari 400/800 23
Apple II E 20
Arcade 19
Famicom Disk System 18
Tandy Coco 17
Memotech MTX 16
GB 12
VIC-20 12
C16/Plus4 12
PS2 11
PS4 10
Atari 2600 9
Mac OS Classic 9
GBC 9
Android 8
NEC PC8801 8
MSX2 8

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