Vs. Ice Climber

Ice Climber
アイスクライマー
©1985 Nintendo
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Nintendo Entertainment System

Release Dates
JP: December 17th, 1984 - Retail
US: December 17th, 1984 - Retail


Vs. Ice Climber is an action-platformer released for the Vs. Arcade System. The first player controls Popo, a boy wearing a blue Eskimo parka, while the second player controls Nana, a girl wearing a pink Eskimo parka. The only tool they carry is a wooden mallet to carve openings in the ice above and to club enemies. Players must venture up 24 ice-covered mountains filled with hostile enemies in order to recover stolen vegetables from a giant condor.

Finally, many mountains include unbreakable moving platforms resembling clouds. The bonus stage takes place at the peak. Within a 40 second time limit and no enemies, the Ice Climbers often face trickier jumps and multiple moving platforms. The peak is also the only place to recover stolen vegetables, most notably eggplants. Collecting just one piece of corn from the fifth bonus stage is the only way to gain an extra life. At the top of the peak, the condor flies overhead.

The Famicom and Nintendo Entertainment System received a pseudo sequel titled Ice Climber in 1985. This console version had 32 unique levels different from the 24 originally found in the arcade version.

Production Credits

Producer
Shigeru Miyamoto
Nintendo Co. Ltd. | Entertainment Analysis & Development Division

Director
Kenji Miki
Nintendo Co. Ltd. | Entertainment Analysis & Development Division

Design
Tadashi Sugiyama
Nintendo Co. Ltd. | Entertainment Analysis & Development Division

Program
Toshihiko Nakago
Systems Research & Development Co., Ltd.
Kazuaki Morita
Systems Research & Development Co., Ltd.

Sound
Akito Nakatsuka
Nintendo Co. Ltd. | Entertainment Analysis & Development Division

Executive Producer
Hiroshi Yamauchi
Nintendo Co. Ltd. | CEO


Author: Kyoto Ninja (13 April 2012)
Verified: KRFC (13 April 2012)
Source: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Bonus Credits. Kamitoba Japan Database.

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