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Ice Climber

MobyRank MobyScore
NES
68
2.9
Wii U
...
...
Arcade
...
2.9
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Description

In Ice Climber one or two players need to climb their way to the top of 32 different mountains. Each mountain is broken up into eight levels of platforms along with a bonus stage at the top. Attempting to stop the player from making upward progress are different creatures ranging from polar bears to condors, as well as treacherous landscapes with falling icicles, moving platforms, and icy floors. To help out, the players have a weapon, a mallet, which can be used to knock out enemies as well as bust away bricks in the platforms to provide some room to jump up to the next level. When the player finally reaches the top, it's time to move on to the next, more difficult level.

Screenshots

Ice Climber Sharp X1 Title Screen
Ice Climber NES Some levels are very difficult
Ice Climber Sharp X1 First level
Ice Climber PC-88 Knocked off the mountain by an enemy

Alternate Titles

  • "VS. Ice Climber" -- Arcade title
  • "Ice Climber-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "アイスクライマー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

VicioJuegos.com NES Jul 24, 2007 81 out of 100 81
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 16 out of 20 80
GameCola.net NES Jan 06, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
neXGam NES 2002 7 out of 10 70
Pixel-Heroes.de NES Sep, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 09, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Mar 06, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
NES Times NES Dec 09, 2006 6 out of 10 60
1UP Game Boy Advance Jun 08, 2004 5 out of 10 50
1UP! NES May 18, 2002 48 out of 100 48

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Trivia

References to the game

The Ice Climbers appear as a playable character in Super Smash Bros.: Melee (2001) and Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (2008).

Version differences

In the original Japanese version, one of Popo and Nana's main enemies was a seal. In the American version, the seal was replaced with a Yeti-like creature.

However, in the American version of Tetris DS for the Nintendo DS, the Ice Climber themed level shows the Eskimos once again fighting a seal in the animations while you play.

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