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As Crazy Climber, climb your way to the top of a series of buildings, where a helicopter is waiting to pick you up and take you to the next building. As Climber scales a building, he is able to climb up and sideways but he cannot climb down. While climbing a building, windows will open and close simultaneously. If any window closes on either of his hands he will lose his grip. However, if a window closes on both of his hands, he will fall to his death, resulting in the loss of a life. You have three Climbers in total, but you are awarded an extra Climber every 30,000 points. Besides windows, Climber is faced with other dangers, including:
  • Bald-headed guys who hurl various objects at you.
  • Pesky condors who fly by, dropping eggs and droppings of an unpleasant substance.
  • Falling steel girders and iron dumbells.
  • Electrical "Nichibutsu" signs with a dangling live wire.
  • Falling "Crazy Climber" signs.
  • King Kong leaping from side to side of the building and slams his hands against the windows.
The climber must try to avoid or overcome each of those hazards which he will encounter as he continues climbing in his attempt to reach the rooftop. If he falls to his death by windows or objects, another climber will replace him and will start at the same location where the last one fell. The specific danger will not be present at the same point, so the climber can go further up to face the next danger. Most of the hazards are announced by certain recognizable musical themes.

Crazy Climber is awarded a bonus score on each building every time after getting carried off by the helicopter. However, each bonus score will decrease by every ten seconds that the climber will spend scaling each building as he attempts reach the top. Somewhere in the game, there is "The Lucky Balloon", which can lift Climber about ten stories and raise the player's bonus score if he catches it.


Crazy Climber WonderSwan Main menu
Crazy Climber Arcade Game over
Crazy Climber WonderSwan Title screen
Crazy Climber Arcade Falling

Promo Images

Crazy Climber Screenshot
Crazy Climber Screenshot
Crazy Climber Screenshot
Crazy Climber Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "街机档案 疯狂攀爬者" -- Chinese PlayStation 4 spelling
  • "疯狂攀爬者" -- Chinese spelling
  • "Arcade Hits: Crazy Climber" -- PlayStation title
  • "Arcade Archives: Crazy Climber" -- Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 title
  • "クレイジー・クライマー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Planet WonderSwan WonderSwan 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2000 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Oct 29, 2004 B- 67
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Nov 21, 2016 B- 67
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 2600 Sep, 1983 2.5 out of 4 62
8-bit Central Retro Gaming Atari 2600 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch Feb 13, 2018 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60


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Board game

In 1986, Bandai adapted this video game into a board game.
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