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Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer
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> Okay but ladder games don't really exist as a genre today, assuming people actually
> referred to these types of games as 'ladder games' which I've never heard before.
>
> People aren't saying Space Panic is the first ladder game. They are saying it's the
> first platform game, and that's just wrong.

When the game came out, it was classified as a climbing game or a ladder one as shown on this page from Steve Bloom's "Video Invaders" (1982).

People categorize things from different perspectives and knowledge as this thread showed. So, you shouldn't stress over someone categorizing a game using a different point of view. Don't let the Nintendo fanboyism take the worst of you, it doesn't have to be first at anything. Usually what defines something new isn't always the first in some subjective category, they are improved across later iterations. In other words, things don't just pull out from thin air. There will always be a first, even if it isn't a known one by newer generations.

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* Which was the first True FPS? And Why? GatKong 10/05/18 08:41 AM
. * When was the last true FPS and why? Haze  10/07/18 01:10 PM
. * Re: Which was the first True FPS? And Why? Comboman  10/05/18 11:10 PM
. * Re: Which was the first True FPS? And Why? Haze  10/05/18 10:52 PM
. * Re: Which was the first True FPS? And Why? anikom15  10/06/18 01:06 AM
. * Re: Which was the first True FPS? And Why? R. Belmont  10/06/18 02:44 PM
. * Re: Which was the first True FPS? And Why? GatKong  10/07/18 12:09 AM
. * Donkey Kong was the first platformer anikom15  12/03/20 11:45 AM
. * Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer BIOS-D  12/03/20 02:57 PM
. * Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer anikom15  12/04/20 06:59 AM
. * Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer Haze  12/04/20 10:50 PM
. * Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer BIOS-D  12/04/20 07:20 AM
. * Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer anikom15  12/04/20 11:33 AM
. * Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer BIOS-D  12/04/20 06:38 PM
. * Re: Donkey Kong was the first platformer MooglyGuy  12/03/20 01:47 PM

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