Eli’s Ladder is an educational video game developed for the Atari 2600, designed to help children practice and improve their basic math skills. In the game, players are presented with simple arithmetic questions, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems. By answering these questions correctly, the player helps Eli, the game’s main character, climb up a ladder towards his spaceship.
The ultimate goal of the game is to help Eli reach his spaceship so he can embark on a journey to the moon. Each correct answer moves Eli one rung up the ladder, and the game continues until Eli successfully reaches his spaceship. This engaging and entertaining format encourages children to practice their math skills while having fun, making Eli’s Ladder an effective educational tool for young learners.