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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 Sharp X1 Two player mode
Ice Climber Sharp X1 Where the Condor flies overhead and you can grab on for a bonus
Ice Climber PC-88 The second bonus area has a different vegetable

Promo Images

Ice Climber Screenshot
Ice Climber Screenshot
Ice Climber Screenshot
Ice Climber Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "VS. Ice Climber" -- Arcade title
  • "NES Classics: Ice Climber" -- European GBA 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 Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 NES 1987 74 out of 100 74
GameZone Game Boy Advance Jun 30, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Pixel-Heroes.de NES Sep, 2004 7 out of 10 70
neXGam NES 2002 7 out of 10 70
Questicle.net NES Apr, 2012 B- 67
IGN Wii Mar 06, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Power Play NES Sep, 1988 62 out of 100 62
1UP! NES May 18, 2002 48 out of 100 48
Cheat Code Central Game Boy Advance 2004 2 out of 5 40
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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