Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

Ice Climbers Trophy in the Trophy Shop
The Ice Climbers, who first made an appearance as the NES representative in Super Smash Bros. Melee, is, to most people's surprise, not returning to Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, at least not that we know of. The director of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, did say the development team was having trouble putting the Ice Climbers inside the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, which means at one time the Ice Climbers were playable in development.

Evidence of the Ice Climbers being playable sometime during development has been found inside the game. The polar bear enemy from Ice Climbers is included in Smash Run mode.

Also, if you play on the Yoshi's Island with a Villager and Dr. Marios and K.O them like crazy, instead of cheering "Murabito!" or "Dr. Mario!", they will start yelling the names of the Ice Climbers: "Popo! Nana! Popo! Nana!" Check out GameXplain's video on the Ice Climbers Glitch: 

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