The Ice Climbers, characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originate from the game “Ice Climber,” developed by Nintendo. The game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1985.
Appearance: The Ice Climbers are a pair of Inuit-like characters, Popo and Nana, who wear parkas and wield large wooden mallets. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, their appearance is faithful to the NES game, featuring their iconic winter outfits.
Abilities and Fighting Style: The Ice Climbers fight as a duo, and players control both Popo and Nana simultaneously. They have a unique mechanic where they can perform synchronized attacks. If one of them is knocked out, the other can still fight solo but with a reduced moveset.
- Neutral Special – Ice Shot: The Ice Climbers shoot small, freezing projectiles.
- Side Special – Squall Hammer: The Ice Climbers spin around with their hammers, dealing damage.
- Up Special – Belay: The Ice Climbers use a rope to quickly climb upward.
- Down Special – Blizzard: The Ice Climbers summon a freezing blizzard around them.
Final Smash – Iceberg: The Ice Climbers’ Final Smash involves trapping caught opponents in a cinematic sequence where they summon a massive iceberg, launching opponents off the stage.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Ice Climbers are available as starting characters and do not need to be unlocked.
Trophies and Spirits: The Ice Climbers have associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles provide additional information about their role in the Ice Climber game and various poses or scenes.
Crossover Gameplay: The inclusion of the Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate allows players to engage in battles featuring the classic Nintendo characters against fighters from different franchises. The Ice Climbers’ unique cooperative fighting style and the ability to control two characters simultaneously make them a distinct and entertaining addition to the diverse roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.