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Eli’s Ladder - Atari 2600

Atari 2600 joystick:

Atari 2600 joystick

Joystick control:


Player 1: Player 2:
joystick ↑↓←→ TGFH
trigger Spacebar A
turbo Del .
Pause Alt+P Alt+P
black-white / color mode:  F2
paddle / joystick mode: Alt+L

Emulation speed:

If the game emulation is slow, try to speed it up by reloading this pa­ge without ads or choose a­no­ther emulator from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Eli’s Ladder - box cover
box cover
Game title: Eli’s Ladder
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): Simage (1982)
Genre: Puzzle, Educational Mode: Multiplayer
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

8 kB
Download: Elis_Ladder.a26

Game size:

4 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From MobyGames:

   Eli's Ladder is game designed to help teach children addition, subtraction and counting. Eli needs to return to his spaceship. You move him up the ladder by solving addition or subtraction problems. A problem appears with four answer choices below. Move the joystick left or right to select your answer then press the button. After 20 questions, Eli reaches his ship. If you got 18 or more answers correct, Eli will jump for joy and there will be a flashing word WOW.
   The child always uses the right joystick. In two player settings, the left joystick is used by the parent to advance to the next problem, start the game and count apples. In one player, you advance automatically.
   The left difficulty switch is used to select one or two player. The right difficulty switch is used to select addition or subtraction. These must be selected at the main menu before you begin your game. The game select switch returns you to the main menu if you are in a game or changes the game number on the main menu. The TV Type switch switches in and out of the counting screen in a game or set the speed of the pacer (timer) on the main menu.
   There are three types of games, each with up to ten difficulty levels. In game type one, called Practice, there is no time limit. The child can take as long as needed to answer the problem. In game type two, called Pacer, there will be a plus or minus sign at the bottom that moves from left to right. If it reaches the right side barrier, the problem is marked as wrong then it is on to the next problem. You can set the pacer speed from the main menu with the TY Type switch. If your difficulty level allows for counting, when you switch to the counting apples screen, the timer stops and when you return, it resets. In game type three, called Phantom, in addition to having a time limit, the only answer selection that shows is the one that the arrow is under.

More details about this game can be found on MobyGames.com.

For fans and collectors:
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Buy original game or Atari 2600 console on Amazon.com or eBay.com.

Find digital download of this game on GOG or Steam.

Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Eli’s Ladder was de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 2600, which was com­mer­ci­al­ly ve­ry suc­ces­s­ful vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of se­cond ge­ne­ra­tion pro­du­ced by A­ta­ri from 1977 to 1992. It was the first con­so­le that used re­mo­vab­le me­mory mo­du­les with ga­mes. At the time of its grea­test fa­me, mo­re than 30 mil­li­on units of this con­so­le were sold for about $ 200 a pie­ce. To da­te, the ga­me li­bra­ry for this con­so­le con­tains near­ly 1,000 o­ri­gi­nal ga­mes. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the Atari 2600 can be found here.

Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Eli’s Ladder. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Eli’s Ladder are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
Javatari 5.0 JavaScript YES YES YES YES
Javatari 0.91 JavaScript YES YES NO YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
JStella Java applet YES NO NO YES

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