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Ice Climber Ice Climber - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Ice Climber - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Maneuver the Eskimo to the top of the mountain, hammering through levels of ice blocks, riding moving floors and passing clouds. Avoid the flying bird, the snowmen who push ice around to filling the holes and the other hazards like falling ice, random heavy wind and a polar bear. There is a bonus level at top of each mountain.

Ice Climber was produced by Nintendo in 1984.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Ice Climber was produced include: Mario Bros., Mario Bros. (PlayChoice), Tennis, Donkey Kong 3, Donkey Kong Junior, Excitebike (PlayChoice), Balloon Fight, Baseball, Duck Hunt, and Excitebike


Name Ice Climber
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8176
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Nintendo Vs.
Dipswitch Settings

Ice Climber Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - HammerJump
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Ice Climber KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

On rare occasions, falling onto the head of the other player will cause you to be forced through the floor of the level. If this happens on the bottom floor, you will lose a life.

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Cabinet Information

The game uses the standard generic Nintendo Vs. UniSystem artwork and color scheme.


All the Vs. games can be converted by swapping the ROMs, daughterboards, or other custom chips on the board. The Vs. Dualsystem architecture allows two games, serving two separate monitors, to be played from the same board.


The title screen of this game just says "Ice Climber" but it is a Nintendo Vs. System game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ice Climber Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,527 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,094 machines (6,926 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Ice Climber collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Ice Climber. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Ice Climber circuit board set.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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