Classic NES Series: Ice Climber Game Boy Advance

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. Without a doubt, a prized old-school shooter that stacks up against "Gradius" and others with great fortitude. Though simple, the game is some of the most fun $20.00 can net you.
  2. 70
    The auto-fire element does kind of suck and takes away a bit of the game's fun and challenge, so if you pick up this game...just don't hold the button down. You'll have a lot more fun with it.
  3. Even today I can play Xevious and still be entertained, and that is something considering the game just hit its twenty-year age mark.
  4. The lack of power-ups and somewhat generic level design makes it pale in comparison to some other fine shooters on the NES ("Life Force" & "Guardian Legend" for example), but this was one of the first shooters on the system and it's still worth playing.
  5. It’s a timeless control scheme that still works well to this day, but there’s not much more to do than play it until you lose all of your lives.
  6. Xevious is certainly a classic game, but it's a classic arcade game, not a classic NES game.
  7. Nintendo Power
    56
    Gameplay offers little variety, but the level of difficulty is high in the late stages. [July 2004, p.122]

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
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  1. Sep 2, 2016
    8
    Ice Climbers maybe small space and have cliche gameplay but still a classic that can entertain most people. Personally this is a great game inIce Climbers maybe small space and have cliche gameplay but still a classic that can entertain most people. Personally this is a great game in my eyes. Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    5
    A fun little time-waster with some interesting level mechanics let down by some seriously dodgy controls and mostly uninteresting combat. ItA fun little time-waster with some interesting level mechanics let down by some seriously dodgy controls and mostly uninteresting combat. It is responsible for adding some of the best (and cutest) characters to the Super Smash Bros. series though (the aptly-named Ice Climbers), so I can't hate it too much. Full Review »