My parents got me a version of this on tape for Christmas when I was a kid but the tape was corrupted so I had to return it. Glad I'm finally able to play it 30-some odd years later on an emulator!
A Crazy Climber game in BASIC. Like so many BASIC games, the author bit off more than he could really accomplish in the language.
For a type-in game, this was smooth and fun and a bit different. Nothing here to hold your attention for hours, but better than many games I typed from magazine listings.
This one bummed me out - the C64 version was WAY better IMHO, and while this is good, I don't think it flexed the Atari's muscle enough.
(Correction - he was the original author! Unauthorised translation/sale according to the text!)
Author was Simon N. Goodwin - see here:
I find this game very entertaining on a lot of aspects. It is a very well made game and seems to have more of a relation to 2600's Dodge 'Em than any other game like it. I recommend this game to fans of the Atari 8-bit computers. It's really fun!!
In both of the screenshots, the energizers and "1UP" caption are both blinked off.