OILD: Freezeezy Peak

So as our first ice level for Obligatory Ice Level Day, we have that wonderfully cheery, snowy land from Banjo-Kazooie. It’s Freezeezy Peak!

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Freezeezy Peak is first because it’s pretty much the quintessential ice level. There was snow everywhere, slippery icy floors were all over the place, and there was even a frigid cave. Frozen lakes and angry snowmen proved to be dangerous, but they were easily avoided. You could race a polar bear named Boggy, or even visit Wozza, a walrus who was terrified of bears. You could even go inside a giant, brightly-lit tree and stand on huge presents as platforms!

The most outstanding landmark in Freezeezy Peak was the giant snowman. The snowman towered above all else, but it wasn’t just for show. You could walk up its scarf and collect items on its head. You could even find a rare Jiggy Piece and free a trapped Jinjo from there! When you were done, you could ride a sled all the way back down the scarf, landing on poor Boggy. This world was also home to the infamous Ice Key, which was meant to be collected and used in the sequel Banjo-Tooie.

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Here’s the thumbnail for the wallpaper! Want the full resolution? Get it here!

And now for today’s music! Here’s Freezeezy Peak’s theme! Variations of this song played in different parts of the world. In Banjo-Tooie there was a world called Hailfire Peaks, which had an icy side and a volcanic side, and here’s the music to the icy side! What, haven’t had enough? Well Diddy Kong Racing, also made by Rare, had a whole collection of snowy tracks. Here’s Walrus Cove, Frosty Village, Everfrost Peak, and Snowflake Mountain!

And now for some bonus remixes! The bonus remixes won’t always have to do with the featured games, though sometimes they will. Anyway, here’s Just a Little More (Prime Edit), a remix of the Phendrana Drifts music from Metroid Prime, by DarkeSword!

Remember, tonight we’ll unveil an even better Obligatory Ice Level present for you fans out there. I won’t reveal what it is just yet, but I will say this: IT. IS. AWESOME.

10 thoughts on “OILD: Freezeezy Peak”

  1. The wallpaper is adorable looking and makes me wanna shoot and egg at the X on his hat, I wonder why… And you have no idea how AWESOME you are for posting that Phendrana Drifts remix from Metroid (my favorite game series ever) Prime! With all these topics at hand you sure know how to make this holiday fun and nostalgic.

  2. Yesssssssssss.

    I freaking love Banjo-Kazooie. It’s one of my favorite games to date. This world has always been a personal favorite of mine, and I look forward to it every time I play the game.

    Wallpaper is fantastic, Ana. I look forward to the next one!

  3. You forget the winter version of the forest level as well (where you chance the season).

    +1 for mentioning Diddy Kong Racing. Mario Kart 64 had nothing on Reverse silver coin challenges.

  4. I haaaaated those Snowmen in the top hats so much..my aim with the dive bomb attack was always awful so I’d miss, lose health and then have to endure their patronizing chortles.
    The wallpaper is rad though!

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