is re-releasing some classic NES games for the GBA.
I'm not so sure that Ice Climber falls into the "classic"
category. It would make a decent mini game but in
this context it's like having candyfloss for supper.
Climber is just a rehashed version of Donkey Kong.
Instead of trying to reach the top of a building,
you try to reach the top of the mountain which is
divided into various platform sections. On your way
to the top you have to avoid falling items and enemies.
Your only protection is a hammer which you can use
to smash those annoying bad guys. When you get to
the top you will attempt to grab hold of the pterodactyl
by negotiating several platforms.
only major difference between Ice Climber and DK in
terms of gameplay is that Ice Climber has a two-player
mode in which both players can play simultaneously.
For the first part of the game you can play cooperatively
but once you get to the pterodactyl round it's every
man for himself.
all ancient games, the gameplay cycles over and over
increasing the difficulty with each round. It's redundancy
at its finest but if you're an Ice Climber fan you
probably wouldn't want it any other way.
you have to do is look at the box art to get an indication
of the graphics. While virtually all box art is made
to look better than the actual graphics of the game,
the graphics in Ice Climber are actually better than
the box art. It's kind of like reverse truth-in-advertising.
Nintendo obviously wants gamers to know this in a
retro game. It's a true port of the NES game and looks
every bit as bad as the original. Even that slightly
catchy music sounds the way I remember it.
Climber has never been one of my favorite games and
if you've never played it before I doubt it will be
one of yours. It's just too repetitive for today's
gamers. It would have made a good mini game but that's
about it. Unless you're a true fan leave this one
out in the cold.