Editor’s note: this is a user-contributed guide. Special thanks to Isla for writing this up! If you’d like to join her Spirit-focused amiibo server for more information on how they work, please follow this link.
Hi, my name is Isla! I’ve been in the amiibo scene for over a year now, and have spent a large part of my time here messing around with the Ice Climbers amiibo. I made my first well-known appearance in the Raid Boss Open (RBO) tournament where I got top 32 with my Ice Climbers FP SoftSquish. At the time of writing, both my standard and “corruption” Ice Climbers have 24.39 and 23.89 ratings on Spirit Amiibots, respectively.
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No Figure Player in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has scaled the tier list quite like the Ice Climbers have. When their amiibo figure was first released in February 2019, the twin climbers were considered one of the worst fighters available. Their AI was primitive and would often self-destruct over, and over, and over again. Thankfully, the game’s developers heard our desperate pleas and enhanced the Ice Climbers’ AI via an update. If you’d like to learn more about their metagame history, you can do so over at their wiki page. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s training!
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Update: Mission accomplished! Since this post was written, the Ice Climbers AI has been updated and no longer self-destructs. Nintendo must’ve noticed the issue and fixed it! If you’re going to read this post, keep in mind that it was written prior to the 9.0.0 update.
Outside of Super Smash Bros., the Ice Climbers have only appeared in one game. Ice Climber – released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 – hasn’t held up too well (at least in my opinion). And it isn’t like Popo or Nana had any character development; they were essentially silent protagonists whose personalities were only partially shown after clearing a bonus level.
So, then, why do I find myself determined to train the strongest Ice Climbers amiibo? That’s a question I don’t have an answer to. Working with the Ice Climbers amiibo is extremely difficult, and of all the characters I’ve ever trained (both in Smash 4 and Ultimate), the Ice Climbers are perhaps the saddest example of lost potential. They’ve got more than a couple of issues that hold them back, and it’s unclear if any of them can be corrected or overlooked with further training. Continue reading The problem with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Ice Climbers amiibo →