|Popo is doomed right now|
If you’ve heard of the mountain-climbing duo, Nana and Popo, you probably have Super Smash Bros to thank. It’s the simple tale of two adventurers scaling a mountain to rescue their precious vegetables from bothersome condors. Those of the people who played Ice Climber back in the day, though, will already know whether or not they want to buy this game again for the nostalgic factor. Most new gamers just aren’t going to derive too much enjoyment from this occasionally taxing arcade platformer.
Each stage in Ice Climber consists of eight levels, with a bonus stage at the end. Each level contains enemies and you must use your hammer to break the layers of ice on the mountain level above you. Your mallet is also used for fending off pesky mountain creatures, such as polar bears and condors, and breaking ice. Later stages throw in obstacles like conveyor belts and falling ice, but these rarely pose much of a challenge. Bonus stages task you with collecting eggplants with a limited amount of time. Should you land outside of the screen or get hit by a foe, you’ll lose one of your three lives. There are 32 levels in all, so you will see a bit of variety.
|Jump control makes this harder than it is|