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Ice Climber

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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.


Ice Climber Sharp X1 Title Screen
Ice Climber NES Trying to catch the bird
Ice Climber Game Boy Advance The eggplant ascends.
Ice Climber Arcade The players can select a starting mountain

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

Play for ten minutes and you're ready to write your review NES Pixelspeech (951)

The Press Says

Thunderbolt Games Game Boy Advance Jun 21, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Retroage NES Apr 14, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83 NES Jul 24, 2007 81 out of 100 81
Total! (Germany) NES Feb, 1997 2 out of 6 80
GameZone Game Boy Advance Jun 30, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73 NES Jan 06, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72 (UK) Wii Jun 09, 2007 7 out of 10 70
neXGam NES 2002 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Mar 06, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Jun 04, 2004 6.2 out of 10 62


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The Ice Climbers appear as a playable character in the Wii game Super Smash Bros.: Brawl.

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