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 you have to jump on blocks and clouds while avoiding Topi, Nitpickers, and Polar Bears. There are also Vegetables to collect. If the player achieves collecting all of the vegetables, then they win a bonus. The main character is Popo, the boy in the blue parka, and his partner is 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.
Ice Climber has been re-released as a part of the Classic NES series on the GameBoy Advance and on the Virtual Console.
Super Smash Bros.'' series
The Ice Climber franchise is represented in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl by the Ice Climbers as playable characters. In Super Smash Bros. Melee there was the Icicle Mountain staged, which is based on the Ice Climber game.. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a new stage, The Summit, is based on the top of the Icicle Mountain. Also, various themes from Ice Climber have been incorporated into the two stages. In gameplay, the Ice Climbers fight as a pair and use their mallets to fight enemies. They also control the element of ice. The Traget Test for Super Smash Bros. Melee is represented as an actual Ice Climber stage including the 8-bit blocks and the Condor. Also, a demo of Ice Climber can be played in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a "Masterpiece".
Some microgames in the WarioWare series have portrayed the Ice Climber video game with feats such as hitting enemies with the hammer or reaching the top of the stage.
- In the Kirby series, when Kirby sucks in an enemy with the Freeze ability he wears Popo's parka.
- In Animal Crossing, one of the games for the Nintendo Entertainment System is Ice Climber.