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Ice Climber (NES)

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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 NES Some levels are very difficult
Ice Climber NES Can you complete the bonus stage?
Ice Climber NES Try to climb your way to the top!
Ice Climber NES Watch out for falling icicles...

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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Play for ten minutes and you're ready to write your review Pixelspeech (943) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

Retroage Apr 14, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83 Jul 24, 2007 81 out of 100 81
Tilt Dec, 1987 16 out of 20 80
Génération 4 1987 74 out of 100 74 Jan 06, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
neXGam 2002 7 out of 10 70 Sep, 2004 7 out of 10 70
NES Times Dec 09, 2006 6 out of 10 60
1UP! May 18, 2002 48 out of 100 48
The Video Game Critic Nov 17, 2004 C- 42


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The Ice Climbers Popo and Nana remained dormant in video game history until they made their tag-team return in 2001's "Super Smash Bros.: Melee" for the Nintendo Gamecube.

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