Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beaks! (Yeti Arcade: Ice Climber)

Ice Climber (1985) for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) featured yeti enemies named Topi.

Wikipedia Description:

"Toppies come in two varieties: the seal featured in the Japanese release of Ice Climber and the small beaked yeti seen in the Western version. However, later Japanese versions of the game released on the GBA also used the white yeti appearances. Toppies have the ability to fill in holes in the floor with ice. To do this, a Topi scouts out opening in the floor, runs back to its cave, and reemerges pushing an icicle to fill in two blocks. This process repeats until no more openings on their layer of ice exist."

Sixteen years later, topi had a cameo in Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) in 3D form:

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