Ice Climbers back in Brawl

Ice Climbers back in Brawl

Well, this is kind of a revelation. A lot of people thought they were out, but the Ice Climbers are back in Super Smash Bros Brawl!

The Ice Climbers debuted on the NES in 1985. They come from an icy region and are dressed like Eskimos. The blue one is named Popo, while the pink one is Nana. Equipped with chunky mallets and ice attacks they're ready to rock your world.


I feel overdressed.


STOP! Mallet time.


Give us your wallet.


The supreme dream team always up with the schemes.

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WIIII said:

Awesome, glad Nintendo's going old school on SSBB.

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ganon man 62 said:

I didn't see this coming. I have mixed feelings about this. This proves that the "confirmation" of ridley, celda link and bowser jr was false.

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YoshLee said:

About time they revealed another veteran, this update was pretty good.

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iceclimberbeastx3 said:

YES! I knew they wouldn't leave them out. They're unique and aren't clones so why would they?

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tommy the wii dude said:

Wow.

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dragoon3646 said:

This update tells people to shut up about what they hear now doesn't it! The big N will tell us all we need to know when the time is right. So don't start screaming what you THINK you know. Me on the other hand, I'm just happily wanting for my favorite game to come out no matter who or what's in it.

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EDD said:

This is a very awesome update. Ice climbers are one of my favorites.

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Nintendeth said:

Nice! I'm so glad they're back.

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Wii Freak said:

If they're here, maybe Mr Game and Watch could come back.

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gareth said:

They look fat this time.

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Nintendoof said:

No Way. 1) What's their Final Smash? 2) They have mittens. 3) Rumors are wrong. YAY.

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Sonic Phantom said:

It looks like the Ice Climbers are staying. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. But either way, they're back.

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Super King said:

Hurray for Ice Climbers. This is a great update because to me, this is basically saying that they are bringing ALL the old characters back. I always thought they would and never had much doubt, but with lots of other people questioning the return of some characters, it's hard to not consider it a little. But, hopefully what this is saying is that everyone is back for Brawl. Woohoo.

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JosephTheSquirrel said:

They're back!? This raises all sorts of questions.

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Jordan said:

Good to see the ice climbers back.

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Brawl Rocks said:

Wow. This totally surprised me. The rumor said they'd be out. Hope they put game and watch. And they GOT to put Luigi.

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Captain Jamesman said:

I never knew they'd be back. But I wished they looked better. Say with anime stylings instead of those Kirby styled eyes.

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Master Foot said:

The fleece rendering looks cool. I'm sure that they are even more annoying in Brawl.

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Mario the Hero said:

Glad they kept Ice climbers and I know the others in melee are going to be back as well but that does not mean they stop putting in new characters. Keep the old ones in and add the new characters in as well such as Sonic and Ridley. The more characters the merrier.

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Elebot said:

Oh my god. Did not see this coming. At first I thought that it was just plain stupid that they're back in, but the more I think about it, the more I realize that Brawl just wouldn't be the same without them. Give it up for the Ice Climbers.

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RisingPhoenix said:

It's great to see the Ice Climbers, especially after the horrible updates this week. This was completely random. But this helps me feel better about the only character I care about, I want to see Sheik back and I want to see her cool new design.

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smash fan x said:

I wasn't expecting the Ice Climbers to return. I'm pretty good as them so that rocks.

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zelpha said:

The ice climbers were the most unique char I've played. I ALMOST beat event 51 in SSBM with them, by using a "nana sacrifice" I was able to have essentially have 6 lives instead of 3.

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Nova said:

Wow. I thought Nintendo was replacing them. This is starting to make me think that maybe they are bringing back everyone (except those who are replaced but from the same game).

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cantwaittobrawl said:

I'm so glad that they brought back ice climbers. They got sweet moves and there is two of them. Now I'm thinking that they may even bring back young link which would be really cool.

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Googolmario said:

Hilarious captions. Ice climbers were never a big character(s?) for me, but they were always fun, and kicked butt if you knew how to use them. One of my favorite matches was four ice climbers. 8-man-brawl! And now we can do it again.

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SSB4LIFE said:

Super! I love the Ice Climbers! They look adorable. They're powerful too, when used properly.

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GiantApe said:

Ganna man that doesn't mean ridley, ww link, and bowser jr. That was a rumor and those character (maybe not ww link) are most likely to bee in brawl. But the part about young link and game and watch may be true. Well for sure young link but who know about game and watch.

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Hi said:

I never really liked them, but still, always great to have a character update!

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Splintercell4ever said:

If you thought the Ice Climbers were out, you were a total dumbass. The Ice Climbers are the most unique and dynamic fighters in the game. Why would they take them out?

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WiiNinja said:

They're in.

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anomynus said:

Hmmm well as long as some of the copies stay out (or are changed) I want all the melee guys back in. Except Jigglypuff.

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master1 said:

Cool.

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YoshLee said:

You are right brawl rocks luigi wasn't much of a clone in melee and he will probably let him use the thunder hand from mario and luigi in this game making him much different from mario.

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Shawne Vinson said:

YAY. Alright. Yahoo. Ice Climbers in Super Smash Brawl now for today. I am so happy, least I will train harder so soon. Because Ice Climbers are some of my favorite Nintendo characters.

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divinity boy said:

I havnt played melee, so I'm wondering, are they good with 2 of em. Do they both attack or just follow the other around?

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MeleeMaster said:

I don't want all of the old characters back.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

I'm surprised, and not surprised at the same time. Personally, I'd rather have Plusle and Minun. Or Lucario.

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Nickhead said:

Yes, the ice climbers return, I totally digged them ever since they were put in melee.

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insultman911 said:

They're not going to put luigi as an update, because he's a secret unlockable character. It would be dumb if the webpage showed all the unlockable characters before the game even comes out. They only tell you the stuff that happen at the begining of the game.

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Orez said:

Wahoo, now for g and w.

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David K said:

I'm so glad they are back I mean, they were in my top 5 characters of melee, top 5, Kirby, pikachu, yoshi, ice climbers, link can't wait for diddy kong.

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pichu fan said:

Hurray the retro characters are back the rumor was a false and I see young link I think.

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cmk said:

The wallet and mallet time make me wet myself laughing. High five, wiis world. You guys ftw.

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Pacman09e said:

Wow this could mean that Game and watch could come back.

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Dark Star said:

The first returning character post that actually was news. Most people thought they wouldn't return, I have to admit I saw it as 50/50.

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The Doc said:

I never really played as the Ice climbers but I enjoy the sounds of them jumping! And everyone who thinks Luigi's just a clone in Super Smash Bros., well he's kind of always been a clone of Mario with a few differences hasn't he?

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wii101 said:

Ooh right.

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BrothaZ said:

Heh I LOVE it when rumors are proven wrong! It makes the guy who made them look like a douche. Well I didn't care whether or not they reappeared until I saw that they did, because I really like their looks for some reason. "Give us your wallet".

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divinityboy said:

This game is gunna ROCK.

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wiiboy101 said:

Nevermind, they're back, look at them. Imagine that at 60 frames a second - they look lush.

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Diddy Kong Lover said:

I wish they left them out and broght bavck Captain Falcon or introduced Solid Snake.

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hi said:

Unexpected.

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keith said:

Am I the only person that thinks that the Ice Climbers are one of the lamest characters in Melee? I hate them.

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really big ssbbfan said:

They can't get rid of luigi. The game is called super smash brothers! The Brothers are mario and luigi. If they got rid of luigi then it would just be super smash only childs lol.

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Ultigonio said:

I KNEW those rumors were wrong. Yes, they most certainly GOT to put Luigi in. In fact, anyone who thinks Luigi is out. Why, they must not know much about the Mario series at all. Also, if Luigi DOES return (which he will), then I'm hoping to see his THUNDERHAND. 'Cause it rocked.

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Kanefan said:

The ice climbers are back, NOOOO.

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Wii decimates all said:

Old school, now where the hell is Mr Game & Watch?

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cookie said:

They are my second favoritest character. They are awesome and I was really happy that they are back. It is not true they were out.

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Pikachu Kirby Fan said:

Pichu time.

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sidkid004 said:

I don't see why people hate these little guys so much. Sakurai just wanted variety in SSBM by including old school characters like these two. For those Ice Climber haters, they're in the game, move on. Nobody's forcing you to play as them.

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#1 Peach Fan said:

I was glad to see The Ice Climbers back in. With the rumor I didn't think they'd make it in. Out of all the rumors I'm glad theirs wasn't true, I've always liked The Ice Climbers.

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Xan said:

Icy forever! Go climbers.

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Epsilon said:

BOOYAH! That must mean Roy and Marth will make a return too!

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droshi said:

Wow the ice climbers are going to kick ass. I hope they put sonic in it.

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some kid said:

Hurrah! They were so original!

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YoshLee said:

For the final smash they should shoot a huge ice blizzard and both do the attack so if nana's dead she comes back to life.

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pichu fan said:

Yoshi lee that kind of reminds me of sonic heroes and their little special attack when if knuckles or tails is dead they come back.

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Lin said:

Aw, darnit, Ice Climbers annoyed the hell out of me in Melee. Although this may mean that there's a chance for Young Link to return too. I mean, Young Link HAS to return. He's awesome. Brawl wouldn't be as good as melee without the milk-drinking.

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Nickhead said:

I think that they won't put the secret players back in brawl that come from melee.

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shadow walker said:

Lin, young link was a clone of link.

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YoshLee said:

Young link was just a crappy clone like pichu, I doubt he'll come back. The ice climbers and mr game & watch were pretty good and the only reason a few people hated them was because they were too lazy to practice with them. Anyone who misses young link, just use link.

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YoshLee said:

You make an excellent point there pichu fan, Sonic heroes was an awesome game.

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Game and Watch said:

G&W better be in brawl, he is a better character than people give him credit for.

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fred said:

Link and Young Link may have the same moves, but Link is nowhere near superior to Young Link. Young Link has a better wave dash, better arrows (if you know how to use them), combo generating up B attack and he's quicker. As for the Ice Climbers returning, hurray! Because they were my second best character(s).

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davyt 0247 said:

Nana automatically follows along, you control Popo. Final Smash hurts.

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MeleeMunchkin said:

I'm really good with the Ice Climbers. If they stay in the next Smash Bros. game I have only one request, give them climbing abilities (it only makes sense).

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