Ice Climber is a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The goal of the game is to get the Ice Climbers up to the peak of the mountain where the Condor is. Along the way, the player must jump on blocks and clouds while avoiding Topi, Nitpickers, and Polar Bears. There are also Vegetables to collect. The player wins a bonus, if the he or she collects all of the vegetables. The main characters are Popo, the boy in the blue parka, and Nana, the girl in the pink parka. There is also a multiplayer mode which features a head to head competition between Popo and Nana to see who can reach the top first. They can cooperate on the way up, but for the bonus it is a one-on-one competition.

Although Ice Climber does not have a sequel, it has been released in numerous forms including a set for the e-Reader, a port in the Classic NES Series, an easter egg in Animal Crossing, and a 2-player arcade game called VS Ice Climber. It is also available on the Wii's, 3DS’s, Wii U’s, and Nintendo Switch's Virtual Console.

All though the Nintendo Switch has Virtual Console, it is available via Nintendo Switch Online, a paid online service.

However, there was a re-release for the Famicom Disk System that is considered harder than the original version.