OILD – Robotnik Winter Zone

MERRY OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY!! YAY! I hope you all are having fun! Today’s level comes with a TON of extras! It’s Robotnik Winter Zone, from Sonic Triple Trouble!

Sonic Triple Trouble! Also known as Sonic & Tails 2 in Japan!

The story’s pretty simple. The evil Dr. Robotnik has all the mystical Chaos Emeralds! OH NO! And he wants to use their power in some evil high-tech device to take over the world or whatever! OH NO! And then he… loses them! And Sonic and Tails have to go find them all before–yeah ok, you get the idea. This was the first Game Gear game to feature Knuckles the Echidna, as well as the debut of Fang the Sniper.

Robotnik Winter Zone is a pretty standard ice level. For one thing, it’s covered in snow! Pretty good idea for an ice level, I’d say. There are also underground ice caves, as well as breakable ice walls to go through. Sonic, being RAD-TO-THE-TUBULAR-MAX, naturally brings his good ol’ snowboard to use as well. Did I mention there are robot penguins too? Because ROBOT PENGUINS. The boss to this level is even a gigantic robo-penguin named… “Giga Thomas Pen”… uhhh… what?


Ok, so, music… YES. THERE IS MUSIC. THERE IS SO MUCH MUSIC THAT YOU’LL CHOKE ON IT! Ice Cap Zone Act 1 and Ice Cap Zone Act 2 are from Sonic 3! Diamond Dust Zone Act 1 and Act 2 are from Sonic 3-D Blast! Robotnik Winter Zone is of course from Sonic Triple Trouble!  Ice Cap is from Sonic Drift 2! And here’s the Ice Cap from Sonic Adventure! Aurora Icefield is from Sonic: The Fighters! Ice Mountain Act 1 and Act 2 is from Sonic Advance! Ice Paradise Act 1 and Act 2 are from Sonic Advance 2! Twinkle Snow Act 1, Act2, and Act 3 are from Sonic Advance 3! Blizzard Peaks Act 1 and Act 2 are from Sonic Rush Adventure! Crystal Mountain is from Sonic Rivals! White Acropolis is from that Sonic 2006 game that we can all pretend never happened! Cool Edge is from Sonic Unleashed! Icy Isles is from SegaSonic the Hedgehog!

OH BUT SURELY THERE AREN’T 80 BILLION ZILLION REMIXES OUT THERE–yeah, there are. I keep copying and pasting these every year, since there are a ton of them. So FIRST, let’s look at OC Remix’s Ice Cap remixes!

IceCapped by McVaffe is a very gentle remix, with a lot of harp and flute sounds in it. It’s one of the first Ice Cap remixes I ever downloaded and I still love it. IceCap Zone (Frozen Knuckles Mix), by Rayza, starts off with a decidedly bizarre speaking part, but quickly moves into a great mix that stays close to the source material. Ice Attack is by Trance-Canada and is a really nice trance interpretation of the song. Hot Ice is by DarkeSword and is a calmer version with a nice beat, and it also mixes in music from Lava Reef Zone. Snow Motion, by SkyHigh, is a slow version that nevertheless doesn’t drag and is great fun to listen to. Memories Frozen in Time is by DCT and Just Us, and is a rap version about the struggle of following a dream. Eastern Ice Field is by Big Giant Circles and is a uniquely eastern take on the song. Breaking the Ice, by DigiE, is a great electronica version that has a lot of cool synth sounds. Snowboardin’ Sonic is by Willrock and is a lively mix with some fun solos in it. As you can see, you could make a whole playlist of great Ice Cap Zone remixes! I love all of these.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! A lot of these mixes aren’t named, and they’re just posted on Youtube, so here, have A BAJILLION YOUTUBE ICE CAP ZONE REMIXES:

See every word here is a different link to an Ice Cap Zone remix because everyone in the dang universe remixes this freaking song always.

SO YEAH! Thanks to everyone who suggested levels, and next year I promise to get to the suggestions I couldn’t do this year. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the marathon and donated, too! Hope you all get to have all the fun ever today! As for me, I’m going to try to rest. But to the rest of you, MERRY OBLIGATORY ICE LEVEL DAY TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GREAT EXTRA STAGE!

PS – Yes, I’m tossing in this remix too. YOU CAN’T STOP ME!

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