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Ladder Man I (DOS)

Ladder Man I DOS Title Screen


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Ladder Man I is a puzzle game that was distributed freely, i.e. without a registration fee, to publicise Soleau Software's Mindscape series of non-violent games for the family. It is the first in a series of three Ladder Man games, the other games in the series had to be purchased.

Ladder Man is a puzzle game. Each screen depicts a room around which are scattered objects among which are diamonds that Ladder Man must collect. Once he has done this then the player must guide Ladder Man to the exit which leads to the next room.
Ladder Man's ladder has a finite length and usually is not enough to reach the diamonds on its own. There are other objects in the room which will help him such as balls to stand on, blocks, ball holders, gondolas, and fire hydrants to quench fires. The puzzle is to use these objects correctly enabling Ladder Man to collect all the diamonds in the room in the minimum number of moves

The game holds a score card for up to five players.

There are thirty rooms that can be attempted in any order.


Ladder Man I DOS This is room 30 - the final room. The documentation says nothing about the rooms getting harder as the number increases but I'm guessing that they do.
Ladder Man I DOS The main game menu
Ladder Man I DOS This is room 3 and it looks quite tricky too.
Ladder Man I DOS The game has a demo puzzle. This illustrates the basic moves very well. This is a screen shot from the start of the demo

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piltdown_man (159258) added Ladder Man I (DOS) on Feb 06, 2011