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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 Bonus stage, recover stolen vegetables and get to the top of the peak
Ice Climber PC-88 Knocked off the mountain by an enemy
Ice Climber Sharp X1 Two player mode
Ice Climber Game Boy Advance Bonus vegetable stage

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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Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games Game Boy Advance Jun 21, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 16 out of 20 80
HonestGamers NES Apr 22, 2013 7 out of 10 70 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
NES Times NES Dec 09, 2006 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic NES Nov 17, 2004 C- 42
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Cheat Code Central Game Boy Advance 2004 2 out of 5 40


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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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