DescriptionIn 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Arcade Archives series
- Classic NES / Famicom Mini / NES Classics releases
- e-Reader series
- Nintendo's Action series
- Setting: Arctic / North Pole
|Play for ten minutes and you're ready to write your review||NES||Asinine (1006)|
|Thunderbolt Games||Game Boy Advance||Jun 21, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|GameCola.net||NES||Jan 06, 2006||7.2 out of 10||72|
|Pixel-Heroes.de||NES||Sep, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
|HonestGamers (Staff reviews only)||NES||Apr 22, 2013||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|
|Retro Archives||Arcade||Feb 27, 2022||10.25 out of 20||51|
|1UP||Game Boy Advance||Jun 08, 2004||5 out of 10||50|
|Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library||NES||2016||40|
|Cheat Code Central||Game Boy Advance||2004||2 out of 5||40|
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References to the gameThe Ice Climbers appear as a playable character in Super Smash Bros.: Melee (2001) and Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (2008).
Version differencesIn 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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- Classic NES Series for the Game Boy Advance (Covers the line-up of the new Game Boy Advance series of NES Classics.)
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