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Ice Climber - Season 4 Week 3


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More platforming fun with hammers - yes, it's time for Ice Climber!


Post a score and let's get this thing rolling! Start on Mountain 1.


Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point. No continues - only games played from the beginning count! And please - no leeching! (I.e., don't stay in one place racking up points forever - keep moving upward!)


And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it.


This week's competition ends in a week on Wednesday (August 20th) at approximately noon PST.



This week's scores:

136,990 darkthur (+10 pts)

38,300 Wickeycolumbus (+8 pts)

37,540 LarcenTyler (+6 pts)

29,960 Shannon (+4 pts)

17,640 RJ (+2 pts)

12,660 vdub_bobby (+1 pt)



Twin Galaxies High Scores


1,292,130 Will W Carlough

1,030,010 Tom Votava

23,290 Mr. Kelly R. Flewin





1. Wickeycolumbus (10 pts)

1. darkthur (10 pts)

3. vdub_bobby (8 pts)

4. RJ (6 pts)

5. LarcenTyler (4 pts)



Game Info


NES original released by by Nintendo in 1985.


Other platforms: Game Boy Advance, Wii


Prequels/sequels/spinoffs: None





None yet.

Edited by vdub_bobby
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Actually, the jump physics are pretty similar to Mario Bros. - not a lot of horizontal movement when you jump and difficult to jump onto platforms since, annoyingly, it is easy to bump your head but unless you get your feet well onto the platform you will fall down.


I don't really like them in either place.

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I think Mario moves a lot more horizontally than the ice climber does. It seem that in IC you jump, get about half way out and then just stop. Anyways, no biggie. Just something different to get used to.


Here's a bit of a minor update:






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Wow! Nice score. :)


I wish I owned this game; it seems like a fun game that would reward practice. But I can't put in much time on emulators, so I only got a chance for a couple of games of this.



Thanks. It is a very fun game, albeit frustrating at times. I have never put as much time into it as I have just recently. It does get a bit easier to complete the bonus top parts of each board, eventually. But until you finally get used to it's oddities in control it's a real hair-puller.

My doctor told me today I, more than likely, have an ulcer. I'm sure this little game exacerbated that a bit this week. :P

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