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.

1390
games
110
platforms

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

The first video game about Ladders was released in 1980.

Gremlin Graphics, Nintendo 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

compare with these groups

Platforms

Windows 187
Linux 127
C64 111
Amstrad CPC 68
MS-DOS 68
ZX Spectrum 60
NES 55
Amiga 53
X360 40
Mac OS X 40
MSX 35
PS3 35
Atari ST 32
Atari 400/800 25
Apple II E 21
Arcade 20
Famicom Disk System 18
Tandy Coco 18
Memotech MTX 16
C16/Plus4 15
GB 14
VIC-20 13
PS2 12
PS4 11
MSX2 9
BBC 9
Mac OS Classic 9
GBC 9
Atari 2600 9
PCE 8

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