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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (38 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Retroage (Apr 14, 2008)
Podsumowując produkt powiem, że gra Ice Climber pomimo swojego wieku, stosunkowo prostej grafiki i muzyki nadal cieszy. Ba! Po uruchomieniu ciężko się od niej odciągnąć, a sam byłem tego przykładem, kiedy to co chwilę mówiłem do siebie: „no dobra, jeszcze tylko jedna plansza...”, a była już trzecia w nocy... Osoby mniej cierpliwe ucieszy pewnie wiadomość, że gra umożliwia przeskoczenie z poziomu menu do dowolnej planszy. W pewien sposób rozwiązuje to problem przechodzenia gry od samego początku. Dzięki temu można potrenować przejście trudniejszych etapów. Moim skromnym marzeniem jest zobaczenie tej wciągającej gry w odświeżonej postaci na Nintendo Wii. Skoro postacie zostały już opracowane na potrzeby SSBB, to może doczekamy się kiedyś pełnoprawnego sequela, czego Wam i sobie życzę.
81 (Jul 24, 2007)
Finalmente, podemos concluir, que aunque Ice Climber queda lejos del podio de las plataformas de NES (algo que es bastante difícil, ya que la competencia es demasiado buena), el juego es una buena opción a la hora de jugar. Tiene la ventaja de un gran multijugador y, además, de ser lo suficientemente divertido como para mantenerte pegado a la consola jugando solo, buscando la mejor manera de escalar las 32 montañas. Todo un clásico.
Total! (Germany) (Feb, 1997)
Ice Climber ist einer der Nintendo-Klassiker, dessen Qualitäten nie richtig gewürdigt wurden. Obwohl das Spielprinzip recht simpel ist, weiß das Modul aufgrund seines exakt ausbalancierten Schwierigkeitsgrades des und des Zweispieler-Modus auch noch heute zu überzeugen.
Tilt (Dec, 1987)
Simple et amusant, ce jeu possède une réalisation de qualité mais se distingue avant tout par son accès aisé et par son côté peu agressif. Les amateurs de « space invaders » seront déçus mais les pacifistes endurcis apprécieront sans réserve.
32 montagnes vous sont proposées, escaladez celle de votre choix, accompagné éventuellement d'un co-équipier. Jeu bien sympathique, avec toujours la petite note d'humour fidèle à Nintendo.
72 (Jan 06, 2006)
Overall, Ice Climber is a very addictive platform game in which no story is needed to have a good time. If you can get used to the slippery controls and if you don't mind dying often, you'll be playing for hours on end with it's catchy theme song embedding it's way into your gaming brain. I've been religiously playing it since I can remember, and with it's current re-release on the GBA I can now be an Ice Climber addict outside of my own home!
HonestGamers (Apr 22, 2013)
Ice Climber is a game with one flaw that keeps it just short of greatness. The level design is impressively varied, with a simple set of rules and obstacles that are put to great use and keep things interesting through all of the game's 32 levels. If not for the awkward jumping, Ice Climber would be a true classic. Even as things stand, Ice Climber is absolutely worth checking out, as long as you have the patience to adjust to its weird rules.
neXGam (2002)
Es erklärt sich von selbst, dass wenn man ein NES Spiel nach heutigen Maßstäben bewerten soll, nicht viel übrig bleibt. Das Spielprinzip macht jedoch nach wie vor Spaß und kann lange an das NES fesseln, da man jene Spiele immer wieder spielen kann - und wenn es nur für ein paar Minuten ist.
70 (Sep, 2004)
Mit der schlichten Präsentation und dem auf die Dauer etwas monotonen Spielverlauf kann Ice Climber nicht Tage und Nächte am Stück fesseln, sorgt aber kurzweilig für eine Menge Spaß. Wenn man das hohe Alter des Spieles berücksichtigt, erscheinen mir sieben Punkte angemessen.
67 (Apr, 2012)
Ice Climber is a moderately fun relic of the past. The game’s at its prime with an additional player helping (or hindering) your ascent, but even in one-player, there are some good times to be had. However, while each of the thirty-two mountains has a slightly different layout, you will begin to experience deja vu very quickly. Your tolerance for this game will vary depending on your love for well-timed jumps and how well you can master the unnaturally slippy controls. Yes, you are an eskimo standing atop sheets of ice, but that doesn’t mean every step you take has to mean instant death. Also, being able to select any stage you wish on the opening screen takes away some of the challenge. Still, for one of the first NES games ever released in the States, Ice Climber holds up surprisingly well.
Power Play (Sep, 1988)
Putziges Hüpf-Kletter-Spiel für ein bis vier Spieler (gleichzeitig). 32 verschiedene Bilder.
NES Times (Dec 09, 2006)
So while Ice Climber serves its purpose as a decent launch title, there's just not much to keep anyone's interest for a long time. It can be fun if you can get past the jumping problems and does serve as a decent battleground for two-player contests, but the repretitiveness and frustration keep this from being more than just above-average. Had the jumping controls been done better, this game would have scored higher and been more fun to play. Those that have the patience to weather the control issues will find a decent title, but others will simply leave this one in the cold.
If Ice Climber actually had some mountain climbing in it, it would probably be a better and more interesting game. Instead of just walking across and jumping on platforms, why not arm the Ice Climber with some mountain climbing tools and put him to work scaling Pike's Peak or Everest. What we've got is a sub par but challenging platform game with forgettable characters, less than mediocre game play, and a whole bunch of levels.
1UP! (May 18, 2002)
Si vous n'aviez jamais entendu parler des Ice Climbers avant leur arrivée triomphale sur GameCube, c'est que l'unique titre dans lequel ils avaient pris part n'est pas un chef d'oeuvre. Il fait partie des jeux moyens et méconnus des débuts de la NES et n'a pas apporté grand chose de neuf. Cependant, Ice Climber serait un jeu tout à fait recommandable de la période post-Donkey Kong, pré-Super Mario, si sa maniabilité n'était pas aussi mauvaise et les niveaux si durs (d'où sans doute la possibilité de choisir où commencer). Dommage, on n'est pas passé loin d'un classique.
The Video Game Critic (Nov 17, 2004)
Ice Climber's bright graphics are cute and arcade-like, but the droning background noise is monotonous. Even more annoying are the unforgiving controls. Jumping straight up is no problem, but jumping sideways enough to catch the next ledge is hard unless you have some momentum. Maybe that's just how the controls were designed, but that doesn't mean I have to like them. Ice Climber does offer two-player simultaneous play, but I didn't find it to be any better than the single player mode.