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:''For fighter info, see [[Ice Climbers (SSBM)]], [[Ice Climbers (SSBB)]], and [[Ice Climbers (SSBU)]]. For the universe, see [[Ice Climber (universe)]] or for the game itself, see [[Ice Climber (game)]].''
|Box title = Ice Climbers
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{{Infobox Character General
|Image file = Ice Climbers.jpg
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|name = Ice Climbers
|Image size = 250px
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|altname = Ice Climber {{Flag|Japan}}
|Row 1 title = Game of origin
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|image = [[Image:Popo.jpg|150px]][[Image:Nana.png|150px]]
|Row 1 info = Ice Climber
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|caption = [[File:IceClimbersSymbol.svg|50px]]
|Row 2 title = Console of origin
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Artwork of Popo from ''Ice Climber''.
|Row 2 info = NES
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|universe = ''[[Ice Climber (universe)|Ice Climber]]''
|Row 3 title = Smash Bros. Symbol
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|firstgame = ''[[Ice Climber]]'' (1985)
|Row 3 info = Eggplant [[Image:Climbers Emblem.jpg]]
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|games = {{GameIcon|SSBM|20px}}{{GameIcon|SSBB|20px}}{{GameIcon|SSBU|20px}}
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|console = Nintendo Entertainment System
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|species = Humans
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|gender = Male (Popo)<br>Female (Nana)
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|homeworld =
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|artist = Tadashi Sugiyama
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|voiceactor = Sanae Kobayashi
 
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The {{nihongo|'''Ice Climbers'''|アイスクライマー|Aisu Kuraimā}}, are the pair of playable protagonists from the game ''[[Ice Climber (game)|Ice Climber]]'', released in the pre-''[[Super Mario Bros.]]'' era of NES games. When playing one player, the player plays as '''Popo''' (ポポ). When playing two player in ''Ice Climber'', player one plays as Popo, while player two plays as '''Nana''' (ナナ). In both ''Melee'' and ''Brawl'', both Ice Climbers appear, but only Popo is controlled, while Nana mimics the moves performed by Popo. However, [[color changes]] allow players to control Nana instead of Popo. Despite not being displayed, the CPU-controlled Climber in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series, does indeed have his or her own separate [[damage|percentage]] or [[stamina]] counter. This factor alone results in the Ice Climbers' extremely high learning curve for all the games they have appeared in, as players must ensure the safety of not one, but two characters at the same time.
   
The Ice Climbers are 2 parka-wearing eskimos, who originated from the NES title "Ice Climber". The Ice Climbers have a unique fighting style, as there are 2 characters that you fight with- Popo, the male, and Nana, the female. The Ice Climbers were new to [[Super Smash Bros. Melee|Melee]], and it has been confirmed that they will be returning to [[Super Smash Bros. Brawl|Brawl]].
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==Character description==
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[[File:Ice Climbers-0.png|left|thumb|220x220px]]
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Both of the Ice Climbers are small in size. They both wield wooden mallets, which they used to whack enemies and break ice cubes. Both of them wear parkas; Popo's parka is blue, while Nana's is pink. They can also be identified by the patch of hair exposed from their hoods. Relationship-wise, several fans believed them to be siblings, or even spouses, despite their young appearance, but according to Nintendo, the nature of their relationship is up to the player's imagination. However, during ''Melee''<nowiki/>'s development, it was said that [[Sakurai]] wanted them to be lovers.
   
The Ice Climbers' appearance is quite a change from their original 8-bit form. All there is to say about the Ice Climbers is that they have pink and blue parkas (Nana and Popo, respectively) and hammers.
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==In ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]''==
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===As a playable character===
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{{Main|Ice Climbers (SSBM)}}
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[[File:Ice Climbers in Me11e.png|190px|right]]
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The Ice Climbers made their debut appearance in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series, after sixteen years of the release of their original game. They are a dual-controlled pair of fighters, making them unique compared to the other fighters. They, as a singular entity, are one of the 14 default characters available from the start.
   
The Ice Climbers are unique in that there are two of them. Nana (the pink Ice Climber) is partially computer controlled when the duo is used by a player. If Nana is KOed, Popo will remain in the match without losing any stock. If Popo is KOed on the other hand, Nana will vanish as well.
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They were selected over [[Balloon Fighter]] and [[Pit]], among others, to be representatives of the Famicom/NES period of Nintendo's history.<ref>[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n01/n64/software/nus_p_nalj/smash/flash/1009/index.html Dairantō Smash Brothers DX official site]</ref>
   
[[Image:IC 1.jpg|thumb|left|Promotional image for the Climbers in Melee.]]
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===Trophies===
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:'''Ice Climbers'''[[File:E8D7FB11-3D66-4F97-AC5D-AE5F016B6082.jpeg|thumb|126x126px]]
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:''That's Popo in the blue and Nana in the pink. These two stars of the game Ice Climber, have scaled many an icy summit in their mountaineering careers. Back in their glory days, they chased eggplants, cucumbers, and other vegetables that inexplicably fell from frosty summits when a condor reigned supreme. They're rarely seen apart.''
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:*Ice Climber [10/85]
   
==Special Moves==
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:'''Ice Climbers''' [<span style="color:#FF0000">Smash</span>][[File:Ice Climbers smash trophy (SSBM).jpg|thumb|125x125px]]
=== SSBM ===
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:''This unique twosome fights together as a team. Your score will not be affected if the CPU-controlled character is KO'd, but a lone Ice Climber won't be able to use teamwork moves, which will make for a tough and frantic solo fight. The Ice Shot fires mini-glaciers out of their hammers, while Squall Hammer is at its strongest when Nana and Popo combine their strength.''
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:*B: [[Ice Shot]]
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:*Smash B: [[Squall Hammer]]
   
* '''B''' - Ice Shot
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:'''Ice Climbers''' [<span style="color:#0000FF">Smash</span>][[File:F01D7234-53C9-4982-822B-D0DEE92A7FED.jpeg|thumb|140x140px]]
Popo and Nana make a block of ice, and shoot it with their hammers. The ice can pick up speed when going downhill, and the faster the ice, the harder the hit.
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:''The colors of the Ice Climbers' parkas denote who's in the lead: Nana's in pink or orange, while Popo's in green or blue. Their hairstyles are also slightly different. Belay allows them to cover great distances, but doesn't give foes the chance to target their landing. Blizzard is best used in close quarters; in the fray, Nana and Popo sometimes freeze opponents.''
* '''B →''' - Squall Hammer
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:*Up & B: [[Belay]]
Nana and Popo go back-to-back, hold their hammers out, and spin around. Not much to say, except that this is '''VERY''' powerful if timed right.
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:*Down & B: [[Blizzard]]
* '''B ↑''' - Belay:
 
Belay starts with Nana throwing Popo up in the air, then Popo pulls Nana up, striking any enemies they touch. This not only serves as a recovery, but it packs a fairly good punch as well.
 
* '''B ↓''' - Blizzard
 
This move shoots icy wind out of the Climbers' hands. There is a small chance that this move will have the freezy effect, but other wise, it just is a flurry of low hits.
 
   
==Trophies==
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==In ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''==
===Classic Ice Climbers trophy===
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===As a playable character===
To unlock this trophy you must complete classic mode as the Ice Climbers.
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{{Main|Ice Climbers (SSBB)}}
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[[File:Ice Climbers Clear SSBB.png|200px|right]]
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The Ice Climbers yet again consist of the duo Popo and Nana. They still fight as a pair with Nana following along. With Nana, special moves are better than just being Popo. Both Ice Climbers can now hang on a ledge at the same time and their Down Special in the air is no longer an auto-freeze. The Ice Climbers' [[Final Smash]] consists of a large [[Iceberg|iceberg]] taking up a large portion of the screen. The iceberg can damage, and eventually freezes, enemies who come near it. Like in ''Melee'', the character can switch between Popo or Nana as the leader of the duo based on which color of costume is chosen.
   
===Red Smash Ice Climbers trophy===
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===Trophy Info===
To unlock this trophy you must complete adventure mode as the Ice Climbers.
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[[File:RSBE01-337.png|thumb|The Ice Climbers' trophy in ''Brawl''.]]
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:'''Ice Climbers'''
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:''The one in blue is Popo, and the one in pink is Nana. They use their incredible jumping powers and hammers to break blocks and climb to the summit. They grab veggies, and if they can catch the condor at the end, they conquer the mountain. Other than breaking blocks, their hammers are good for sending foes flying, climbing down from blocks, and destroying icicles.''
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:*(NES) ''Ice Climber''
   
===Blue Smash Ice Climbers trophy===
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==In ''[[Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U]]''==
To unlock this trophy you must complete all-star mode as the Ice Climbers.
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The Ice Climbers do not return as playable characters for ''Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U'', although they appear in both versions as a collectible trophy. According to Masahiro Sakurai, the Ice Climbers were fully functional in the Wii U version, but because the 3DS has a lack of hardware power, he was forced to cut the Ice Climbers from both versions so that they share the same roster because Sakurai did not want version-exclusive characters.<ref>[http://nintendoeverything.com/sakurai-addresses-ice-climbers-absence-in-smash-bros-wii-u3ds-and-more-in-new-famitsu-column/ Nintendo Everything: Sakurai addresses Ice Climbers’ absence in Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS and more in new Famitsu column]</ref> Additionally, they were deemed as low-priority characters since it was very unlikely that the duo would have a new game in their series.
   
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===Trophy Info===
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:'''Ice Climbers'''[[File:IceClimbersTrophyWiiU.png|thumb|128x128px]]
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:''This pair of adventurers starred in an action game released in 1985. Popo wears blue, and Nana wears red. The goal of their adventure was to reach the top of the mountain, collecting vegetables and defeating animals along the way. Grabbing the condor earned them a nice bonus too!''
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:*(NES) ''Ice Climber'' (10/1985)
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== In [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]] ==
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===As a playable character===
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''Main article: [[Ice Climbers (SSBU)]]''
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The Ice Climbers return for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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[[File:66C361FA-ACAA-42DB-B4F8-20050C6F49D9.png|thumb|128x128px]]
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==Trivia==
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*In the [[Super Smash Bros. (series)|''Super Smash Bros.'' series]], the Ice Climbers appear to be left-handed, since they carry their hammers with their left hand and hold [[item]]s in their right hand, just like [[Link]] in the [[The Legend of Zelda (universe)|''Zelda'' series]] before Ultimate.
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*The CPU Ice Climber can attack an opponent that is being held by the human controlled Ice Climber.
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*It is possible for Nana to eat food items such as [[Food]], [[Maxim Tomato]], and [[Heart Container]]. Because Nana's health does not affect the character's percentage, this results in the item having no effect.
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*Their jump and [[side smash]] seem to be the only canon moves that they can use.
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*In the early development stages of ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', shortly after its official announcement, there was a rumor that the Ice Climbers, along with [[Mr. Game & Watch]] and [[Young Link]], would not return. However, this turned out not to be true, as the Ice Climbers and Mr. Game & Watch were, in fact, playable characters. Young Link, on the other hand, was the only one out of the three to be excluded, and was seemingly replaced more or less by [[Toon Link]], as the rumor had stated.
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*The Ice Climbers are one of two characters in ''Super Smash Bros.'' who have yet to receive a sequel to their main series game, the others being [[Duck Hunt]].
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*In the German release of the game, Popo's name was changed to "Pépé". This was due to the fact that "Popo" is a slang term for "butt" in the German language.
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*The Ice Climbers are the only characters in the ''Smash Bros.'' series to ever be veterans in the previous game (''Brawl''), to be cut from the next (''Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U'').
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*The Ice Climbers are the first characters in chronological order to not be in a future ''Super Smash Bros.'' game (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U).
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==References==
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<references />
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==External links==
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[https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLOl4b517qn8gonop1vmRtWwYltWT1J9uZ&params=OAFIAVgE&v=-sHtSQ5_jYo&mode=NORMAL Ice Climbers in Smash History (Trailer Drake)]
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{{Ice Climber universe}}
 
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Latest revision as of 23:35, August 24, 2019

For fighter info, see Ice Climbers (SSBM), Ice Climbers (SSBB), and Ice Climbers (SSBU). For the universe, see Ice Climber (universe) or for the game itself, see Ice Climber (game).

The Ice Climbers (アイスクライマー Aisu Kuraimā?), are the pair of playable protagonists from the game Ice Climber, released in the pre-Super Mario Bros. era of NES games. When playing one player, the player plays as Popo (ポポ). When playing two player in Ice Climber, player one plays as Popo, while player two plays as Nana (ナナ). In both Melee and Brawl, both Ice Climbers appear, but only Popo is controlled, while Nana mimics the moves performed by Popo. However, color changes allow players to control Nana instead of Popo. Despite not being displayed, the CPU-controlled Climber in the Super Smash Bros. series, does indeed have his or her own separate percentage or stamina counter. This factor alone results in the Ice Climbers' extremely high learning curve for all the games they have appeared in, as players must ensure the safety of not one, but two characters at the same time.

Character descriptionEdit

Ice Climbers-0

Both of the Ice Climbers are small in size. They both wield wooden mallets, which they used to whack enemies and break ice cubes. Both of them wear parkas; Popo's parka is blue, while Nana's is pink. They can also be identified by the patch of hair exposed from their hoods. Relationship-wise, several fans believed them to be siblings, or even spouses, despite their young appearance, but according to Nintendo, the nature of their relationship is up to the player's imagination. However, during Melee's development, it was said that Sakurai wanted them to be lovers.

In Super Smash Bros. MeleeEdit

As a playable characterEdit

Main article: Ice Climbers (SSBM)
Ice Climbers - Super Smash Bros. Melee

The Ice Climbers made their debut appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series, after sixteen years of the release of their original game. They are a dual-controlled pair of fighters, making them unique compared to the other fighters. They, as a singular entity, are one of the 14 default characters available from the start.

They were selected over Balloon Fighter and Pit, among others, to be representatives of the Famicom/NES period of Nintendo's history.[1]

TrophiesEdit

Ice Climbers
E8D7FB11-3D66-4F97-AC5D-AE5F016B6082
That's Popo in the blue and Nana in the pink. These two stars of the game Ice Climber, have scaled many an icy summit in their mountaineering careers. Back in their glory days, they chased eggplants, cucumbers, and other vegetables that inexplicably fell from frosty summits when a condor reigned supreme. They're rarely seen apart.
  • Ice Climber [10/85]
Ice Climbers [Smash]
Ice Climbers smash trophy (SSBM)
This unique twosome fights together as a team. Your score will not be affected if the CPU-controlled character is KO'd, but a lone Ice Climber won't be able to use teamwork moves, which will make for a tough and frantic solo fight. The Ice Shot fires mini-glaciers out of their hammers, while Squall Hammer is at its strongest when Nana and Popo combine their strength.
Ice Climbers [Smash]
F01D7234-53C9-4982-822B-D0DEE92A7FED
The colors of the Ice Climbers' parkas denote who's in the lead: Nana's in pink or orange, while Popo's in green or blue. Their hairstyles are also slightly different. Belay allows them to cover great distances, but doesn't give foes the chance to target their landing. Blizzard is best used in close quarters; in the fray, Nana and Popo sometimes freeze opponents.

In Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

As a playable characterEdit

Main article: Ice Climbers (SSBB)
Ice Climbers - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Ice Climbers yet again consist of the duo Popo and Nana. They still fight as a pair with Nana following along. With Nana, special moves are better than just being Popo. Both Ice Climbers can now hang on a ledge at the same time and their Down Special in the air is no longer an auto-freeze. The Ice Climbers' Final Smash consists of a large iceberg taking up a large portion of the screen. The iceberg can damage, and eventually freezes, enemies who come near it. Like in Melee, the character can switch between Popo or Nana as the leader of the duo based on which color of costume is chosen.

Trophy InfoEdit

RSBE01-337

The Ice Climbers' trophy in Brawl.

Ice Climbers
The one in blue is Popo, and the one in pink is Nana. They use their incredible jumping powers and hammers to break blocks and climb to the summit. They grab veggies, and if they can catch the condor at the end, they conquer the mountain. Other than breaking blocks, their hammers are good for sending foes flying, climbing down from blocks, and destroying icicles.
  • (NES) Ice Climber

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UEdit

The Ice Climbers do not return as playable characters for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, although they appear in both versions as a collectible trophy. According to Masahiro Sakurai, the Ice Climbers were fully functional in the Wii U version, but because the 3DS has a lack of hardware power, he was forced to cut the Ice Climbers from both versions so that they share the same roster because Sakurai did not want version-exclusive characters.[2] Additionally, they were deemed as low-priority characters since it was very unlikely that the duo would have a new game in their series.

Trophy InfoEdit

Ice Climbers
IceClimbersTrophyWiiU
This pair of adventurers starred in an action game released in 1985. Popo wears blue, and Nana wears red. The goal of their adventure was to reach the top of the mountain, collecting vegetables and defeating animals along the way. Grabbing the condor earned them a nice bonus too!
  • (NES) Ice Climber (10/1985)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edit

As a playable characterEdit

Main article: Ice Climbers (SSBU)

The Ice Climbers return for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Ice Climbers - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

TriviaEdit

  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Ice Climbers appear to be left-handed, since they carry their hammers with their left hand and hold items in their right hand, just like Link in the Zelda series before Ultimate.
  • The CPU Ice Climber can attack an opponent that is being held by the human controlled Ice Climber.
  • It is possible for Nana to eat food items such as Food, Maxim Tomato, and Heart Container. Because Nana's health does not affect the character's percentage, this results in the item having no effect.
  • Their jump and side smash seem to be the only canon moves that they can use.
  • In the early development stages of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, shortly after its official announcement, there was a rumor that the Ice Climbers, along with Mr. Game & Watch and Young Link, would not return. However, this turned out not to be true, as the Ice Climbers and Mr. Game & Watch were, in fact, playable characters. Young Link, on the other hand, was the only one out of the three to be excluded, and was seemingly replaced more or less by Toon Link, as the rumor had stated.
  • The Ice Climbers are one of two characters in Super Smash Bros. who have yet to receive a sequel to their main series game, the others being Duck Hunt.
  • In the German release of the game, Popo's name was changed to "Pépé". This was due to the fact that "Popo" is a slang term for "butt" in the German language.
  • The Ice Climbers are the only characters in the Smash Bros. series to ever be veterans in the previous game (Brawl), to be cut from the next (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U).
  • The Ice Climbers are the first characters in chronological order to not be in a future Super Smash Bros. game (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dairantō Smash Brothers DX official site
  2. Nintendo Everything: Sakurai addresses Ice Climbers’ absence in Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS and more in new Famitsu column

External linksEdit

Ice Climbers in Smash History (Trailer Drake)

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