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Ice Climber (Game Boy Advance)

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3.2
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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com – Wii Virtual Console:

    How high can you climb?

    Extra Game Features:
    • Originally released in 1985
    • Download this Virtual Console title for only 500 Wii Points
    • Use the Classic Controller, Wii Remote or GCN Controller to play this game
    As Popo, use your trusty mallet to work your way up the mountain. Chip away at the blocks overhead, then jump up through the resulting hole to the mountain's next level. Once Popo reaches the top level, he enters a fast-moving bonus stage in which he can pick up veggies and, hopefully, reach the summit for a big-point payoff. Of course, not everyone's supportive of Popo's pastime. Toppies fill Popo's holes, so jump through the gaps quickly. It's easy to slip off some of the icy levels as Polar Bears, Toppies, and other ferocious fauna don't want you up there. There are 32 challenging peaks to scale--face them alone or with a friend!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 27, 2007.

Back of Box - GBA (US):
    Stake your claim to mountain-climbing glory in the Classic NES game for the Game Boy Advance!

    Ice Climber's treacherous mountain peaks and vertically challenging action made it a long-standing fan favorite. Now you can play the unforgettably frosty Classic NES game on your Game Boy Advance! Join famed mountaineering duo Popo and Nana on an expedition to climb the world's most challenging peaks. Leap across icy chasms, crack glacier ice with your hefty hammer, and swat dangerous snow-dwelling beasts to reach the summit.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 11, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance (Classic NES):

    Chill, dude.



    Bring the ice hammer down -- again.

    Features


    • Perfect re-creation of the beloved original!
    • Scale 32 mountains
    • One- and two-player action


    Ice Climber's Popo and Nana have always been pioneers: both in mountain-climbing exploration and NES gameplay. After 20 years, the duo return to scale the heights and bonk ornery seals and vegetable-stealing condors on the head (shhhh, don't tell PETA) as part of the NES Classic Series for Game Boy Advance.

    If Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo GameCube has been your only exposure to the parka-clad pair, check out this sharp rendition of the original NES game. As Popo (player two plays as Nana), use your trusty mallet to work your way up the mountain. Chip away at the blocks overhead, then jump up through the resulting hole to the mountain's next level. Once Popo reaches the top level, he enters a fast-moving bonus stage in which he can pick up veggies and, hopefully, reach the summit for a big-point payday.

    Of course, not everyone's supportive of Popo's pastime. Mountain-men fill Popo's holes, so jump through the gaps quickly. It's easy to slip off some of the icy levels. Polar bears, seals and other ferocious fauna want to pooh-pooh Popo's quest. Do away with these pesky animals by giving them a swift strike with the mallet. Hey, nothing should stand in the way of you and your veggies. Mom would be proud.

    With the addition of a second Game Pak and a Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable, you and a friend can climb a mountain, together. After all, Popo shouldn't have to go it alone.

    Bottom Line

    Pity the fool seal that stands in the way of Popo and his eggplants!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Dec 31, 2004.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance (e-Reader):

    Brrr! Frostbitten fun on Game Boy Advance!



    Some of the world's greatest classic video games are making a triumphant return! Now, with e-Reader technology, the code for an entire game can be stored on a stack of just five cards! Just slide the e-Reader cards through an e-Reader attached to a Game Boy Advance and you're ready to play.

    Help fearless mountaineers Popo and Nana scale icy summits! It takes perfect timing to jump your way to the top of the world's tallest mountains, especially when you have to dodge ferocious wildlife and collect falling vegetables on the way up!

    The Ice Climber-e card pack comes with five cards. Scan all five cards into your e-Reader accessory for Game Boy Advance, and you're ready to play!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Dec 31, 2004.

www.classicnesseries.com :
    Ice, Ice Baby

    Challenges as varying as an alpine snowstorm and terrific play-control make Ice Climber one of the most memorable Nintendo games ever. Swing your ice hammer to break the level above you, then leap up through the gap. Elude falling icicles, ornery polar bears and other hazards. Slippery levels make your ascent even more treacherous. Reach the top to enter a timed bonus round, where you jump on clouds and moving platforms to reach a veggie hidden by a condor. If you can grab the condor’s tail, you’ll gain even more points. Ice Climber. Chill.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 07, 2004.

Back Cover - e-Reader:
    Eight levels of ice and enemies are between you and the summit.

    Jump up and use your hammer to break holes in the ice above.

    Polar bears will push the floors down so climb quickly.

    A MOUNTAIN OF ADVENTURE



    A formidable mountain of ice stands between you and the summit. Worse yet, a formidable host of arctic creatures think you are trying to steal their vegetables and will do anything to prevent you from reaching the peak. Reach the bonus round at the top of each mountain by breaking holes in the ice above with your hammer and knocking enemies off the mountain with your hammer. From level to level, mountain to mountain, Ice Climber is peak to peak fun.

    It's video game software on cards! Plug the e-Reader accessory from Nintendo into a Game Boy Advance system, scan the cards through the e-Reader and get ready to play! Both are required in order to scan data on e-Reader cards. Many e-Reader card series are available, and more on the way!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69780) on Jun 22, 2004.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    A MOUNTAIN OF ADVENTURE



    High in the Arctic wilderness is the biggest refrigerator in the world--a mountain stashed with bushels of vegetables. You want to climb the mountain. But the Arctic creatures think you want their salad! And they'll do everything to keep you off their mountain.

    GAME PLAY: It's only you and an ice hammer as you make your way to the top of the mountain--through eight levels of treacherous Arctic ice. Break the ice blocks of the floor above, make a gap, then jump through to the next level. Or mount a moving cloud. But you must be quick and smart. Bothersome Toppies will fill in the holes in the ice floors faster than you can make them. Menacing Nitpickers will hover above you, trying to knock you off the mountain. And huge Polar Bears will cause avalanches that could be fatal. Will you make it to the top?

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 23, 2004.

Back of Box:
    It's only you and an ice hammer as you make your way to the top of the mountain!

    If you can break through 8 levels of treacherous arctic ice, you'll reach the top of the mountain! But watch out. The Nitpickers, Condors and Polar Bears don't want you up there. And they've got a bag of tricks that will test every ounce of your strength and courage. Are you going to let them stop you? No way! There are 32 mountains to choose from and endless thrills as you fight these arctic creatures alone or with a friend, and ascend to the top of the moutain in ICE CLIMBER!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69780) on Mar 01, 2003.