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Crazy Climber - Atari 2600

Atari 2600 joystick:

Atari 2600 joystick


Joystick control:

 

Player 1: Player 2:
joystick ↑↓←→ TGFH
trigger Spacebar A
RESET F12 F12
SELECT F11 F11
Pause Alt+P Alt+P
Save F8 F8
black-white / color mode:  F2
paddle / joystick mode: Alt+L

Help:

This Atari game is emulated by JavaScript only. If you prefere to use Java applet e­mu­la­tor, please fol­low this link.


Other platforms:

This game can be played also in a version for NES. We are wor­king on the others.



Game info:
Crazy Climber - box cover
box cover
Game title: Crazy Climber
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): Nichibutsu (1980)
Genre: Action Mode: Single-player
Design: Shigeki Fujiwara, Alex Leavens
Music:
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

1622 kB
Download: Crazy_Climber.a26

Game size:

8 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Crazy Climber is a coin-operated arcade game produced by Nichibutsu in 1980. It was also released in North America by Taito America Corporation by UA Ltd. in 1982 for the Emerson Arcadia 2001 and other video game consoles. It is one of Nichibutsu's most highly acclaimed video games in its library. A precursor to the platform game genre, Crazy Climber was the first video game revolving around climbing, specifically climbing buildings, before Nintendo's 1981 release Donkey Kong.
   In Crazy Climber the player assumes the role of a stunt performer who is attempting to climb to the top of four skyscrapers. There are a number of obstacles and dangers to avoid including:

  • Windows that open and close (the most common danger).
  • Bald-headed residents (a.k.a. Mad Doctors), who throw objects such as flower pots, buckets of water and fruit in an effort to knock the climber off the building (with larger objects appearing by more aggressive Mad Doctors in later levels).
  • A giant condor, who drops eggs and excrement aimed at the climber (two at a time in the early stages, four in later levels).
  • A giant ape (styled like King Kong), whose punch can prove deadly (he becomes more aggressive in later levels).
  • Falling steel girders and iron dumbbells (more numerous in the later levels).
  • Live wires, which protrude off electric signs.
  • Falling 'Crazy Climber' signs.
   Some of these dangers appear at every level of the game; others make appearances only in later stages. Should the climber succumb to any one of these dangers, a new climber takes his place at the exact point where he fell; the last major danger is eliminated.
   One ally the climber has is a pink 'Lucky Balloon'; if he is able to grab it, the climber is transported up 8 stories to a window. The window onto which it drops the climber may be about to close. If the window that the climber is dropped onto is fully closed, the balloon pauses there until the window opens up again. The player does not actually earn bonus points for catching the balloon, but he is awarded the normal 'step value' for each of the eight floors that he passes while holding the balloon.
   If the climber is able to ascend to the top of a skyscraper and grabs the runner of a waiting helicopter, he earns a bonus and is transported to another skyscraper, which presents more dangers than the past. The helicopter would only wait about 30 seconds, then fly off.
   If the player completes all four skyscrapers, he is taken back to the first skyscraper and the game restarts from the beginning, but the player keeps his score.
   One feature was that the difficulty level of any game was modified to take into account the skill of previous players. Hence if a player pushed the high score up to say 250,000 (needed a really good player), any novice player following would get thoroughly wiped out for several games due to the increased difficulty level, and would have to play until it dropped back down.
   Musical cues used throughout the game include 'Baby Elephant Walk', 'The Pink Panther Theme', and 'The Entertainer'. Some cues were played to announce a danger; others served as 'victory' music.
   The game also featured an early use of voice emulation. If the climber is not moved for several seconds, a voice says 'Go for it!'
   Crazy Climber is one of the few video games to use two joysticks and no buttons, and is also one of two non-twin-stick shooter games to do so (the other being Data East's Karate Champ, released years later in 1984.)
   The Family Computer version had a special controller that could be used with it.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game or Atari 2600 console at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz or GameLeader.cz.


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 in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.

 
Available online emulators:

3 different online emulators are available for Crazy Climber. 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 Crazy Climber are summarized in the following table:
 

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

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