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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.

1334
games
108
platforms

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

The first video game about Ladders was released in 1980.

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 186
Linux 127
C64 102
MS-DOS 66
Amstrad CPC 62
NES 55
ZX Spectrum 55
Amiga 48
Mac OS X 40
X360 40
PS3 35
MSX 30
Atari ST 29
Atari 400/800 23
Apple II E 20
Arcade 19
Famicom Disk System 18
Tandy Coco 17
Memotech MTX 16
GB 13
VIC-20 13
PS2 12
C16/Plus4 12
PS4 10
Mac OS Classic 9
GBC 9
Atari 2600 9
MSX2 8
NEC PC8801 8
Oric 8

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