Ice Climber’s protagonists are Nana and Popo, they are responsible for taking back the vegetables that were stolen by a large condor before. The challenges of the game will take place in vertical screen motion, you will have to move from the bottom of the screen to go to the top of the screen and complete the task. The support tool of the 2 characters is Mallet. With this device, they can destroy the ice blocks on the way to open new paths. Besides, it also has the task of helping them defeat the enemies who intend to attack them.
The game is built with 2 game modes: 1 player and 2 players. In 2-player mode, the first player to control Popo (the boy wears an Eskimo parka and it is blue). The second player will use Nana (she wears the same outfit as Popo but it is pink). The challenges are designed for each different level and each level will be designed in 2 separate stages for you to conquer. The first stage requires you to destroy and overcome 8 different layers of ice (each layer of ice will have a unique color). Besides, each layer of ice will have enemies and traps that appear constantly. Therefore, you must move and observe carefully to overcome the above challenges. Coming to the 2nd stage (bonus stage), you will be given 40 seconds to collect vegetables along the way. Each level will bring different types of vegetables to collect (cabbage, eggplant …). Finally, you can only complete the level after you have moved to the top of the mountain and cling to the condor. There are 24 levels for you to conquer and you are awarded 3 strong students when starting the challenge. You can only gain new lives after collecting corn at the reward stage of the game.
There are 3 different types of enemies that will appear in each level: Topis, Polar Bear and Nitpicker. Topis’s mission is to fill the gaps on the ice after your destruction. In addition, Topis can only move back and forth in a certain layer of ice. Unlike Topis, Nitpickers can move freely through many layers of ice. With the unique ability to move on, they can attack you suddenly from different positions. Therefore, you need to watch carefully when moving and avoid colliding with them. In the end, Polar Bear is the most dangerous enemy you need to care about. It only appears when you take too long to cross 8 layers of ice on the mountain. When they appear, the ice sheets will move and collapse. You do not quickly jump to the higher ice, you will lose your life.