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ArcadeAll Game Guide (1998)
Crazy Climber will always be special for those lucky enough to find it in the Arcade. In the early 1980s, several of the Arcades in my home town had copies of Crazy Climber. By the late 1980s, I lost track of all of them. In 1998, I happened into a bar featuring Crazy Climber in a beautifully restored cabinet. Since then, I try to make it in at least once a week to continue my love affair with a crazy guy who likes to climb up buildings. My wife is getting jealous.
WonderSwanPlanet WonderSwan (2006)
Fans dürfen jubeln - abgesehen von der Farblosigkeit und den kleineren Grafiken bekommen sie ihre eine annährend reale Umsetzung des Arcadevorbilds geliefert. Zwar wrude King Kong wohl aus Copyright Gründen etwas verändert, etwa um Urheberrechtsprobleme mit Donkey Kong zu vermeiden, ansonsten ist aber alles aus dem Original dabei - Fans von 80er Jahre Arcadeautomaten sollten hier zugreifen!
Atari 2600Atari HQ (2000)
While it's unfortunate that the VCS version is missing the handsome high-resolution graphics, the pitiful "Oh, Nooooooooooo," as the Climber falls from his perch, the giant gorilla and the bonus balloon, Atari did a decent job of retaining the feel of the arcade. It's too bad they didn't attempt a 5200 version, as it would've been better able to preserve the graphics and sound qualities of the coin-op, not to mention the dual-joystick control mechanism (with the dual-joystick holder that is used with Robotron and Space Dungeon). All things considered, VCS Crazy Climber is one of the better "extremely rare" 2600 games and worth a look if you're a fan of the original or a patient gamer.
Atari 2600Woodgrain Wonderland (Nov 21, 2016)
Good game if you can find it. If not, check out Parker Brothers’ Spider-Man game for the 2600, a similar game that may be even better because it gives you a few more things to do.
Atari 2600The Video Game Critic (Oct 29, 2004)
It never lived up to the hype, but Crazy Climber is still a solid, well-programmed game. It was never widely distributed, and as a result it's now very rare and highly sought after by collectors.
Atari 2600Electronic Fun with Computers & Games (Sep, 1983)
Asking players to avoid rather than overcome obstacles stands out as the major flaw in this flawed game, as it was with the arcade version. Parker Brothers steered clear of this problem in their Crazy Climber derivative— Spider-Man, by allowing players to save themselves with web fluid. But without these redeeming features and lacking the color graphics, voice synthesis and carnival-like feeling of the Crazy Climber coin-op, Atari seems to be the craziest of all for bringing out such an unentertaining offering.
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Life (Feb 13, 2018)
Crazy Climber is a game with a simple premise: just climb! There's a good range of dangers to contend with and although the game shows its age, the action is easy to follow. Audio is also simple, but only the falling dumbbells and girders annoy, with the rest having a simple charm about them. There's enjoyment in finding ways to improve your score whether climbing more buildings or climbing the same number, but faster. The nature of the controls mean it doesn't have the same pick up and play simplicity of a Space Invaders or Pac-Man, but Arcade Archives Crazy Climber can still provide high score chasing fun.
Atari 26008-bit Central Retro Gaming (2012)
Crazy Climber is unique with it's climbing theme and joystick-rocking to simulate his climbing motion is pretty slick. Its purpose seems fairly singular, but there are enough elements to keep the game play interesting. From the Mad Doctor throwing things at you to watching for closing windows and helicopter rendezvous, its a fun game, but lose the pink pants, Dude!