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Release Date


  • US 30th Jan 1985
  • EU 1st Sep 1986

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • JP 16th Jan 2007, 500 points
  • US 12th Feb 2007, 500 points
  • EU 16th Mar 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 4th Jul 2012, ¥500
  • US 2nd May 2013, $4.49

3DS eShop

  • US 31st Jan 2013, $4.99

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • EU 27th Apr 2013, £3.49
  • JP 27th Apr 2013, ¥500
  • US 26th Apr 2013, $4.99

Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)

  • Available Now
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  • Review Ice Climber (3DS eShop / NES)

    Cold Mountain

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    Ice Ice Baby

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About The Game

Conquer treacherous mountain peaks, leap across icy chasms and swat snow-dwelling beasts – solo or with a friend – in this NES classic from 1984.

Use your hammer to bash blocks from below and to defend yourself from the wildlife as you jump from floor to floor towards the summit. Make it through all eight floors to reach the Bonus Stage and grab as many vegetables as you can before hitching a lift on a friendly condor.

In two player mode, either work together to reach the mountain-top or compete to see who can get the glory first!