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Ladder brings us back to the days of classic computer games.




Ladder project brings us back to the days of classic computer games. Back when computer games were written without any fancy graphics. Heck, they were written without any graphics at all!

Using only ASCII characters, ladder was an addictive game that was very popular for computers running the CPM operating system. Seeing the game, you might be very much reminded of "Donkey Kong".

Now Ladder has been rewritten in Java and can be played on most of today's computers. This version includes all the original levels and several new ones. It also comes with a level editor so that you can make your own.


You are a lad trapped in a maze. You're mission is to explore the dark corridors never before seen by human eyes and find hidden treasures and riches.

You control the lad by typing the direction buttons and by jumping by typing SPACE. But beware of the falling rocks called Der rocks. You must also find and grasp the treasure (shown as $) BEFORE the bonus time runs out.

A new lad will be awarded for every 10,000 points. Extra points are awarded for touching the gold statues (shown as &). You will receive the bonus time points that are left when you have finished the level.

Remember, there is more than one way to skin a cat. (Chum)

Good luck lad.


Java 1.4.2 or later

What's New in This Release:

Background color issue under Java 1.5 have been resolved.
Last updated on December 19th, 2005

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