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Snowmageddon and Sonic: Best Winter Level?

Here at Sonic Retro World HQ, we’re in the middle of a blizzard, and I couldn’t help but think of the many winter-cliche levels that exist throughout the Sonic series, from Robotnik Winter Zone and Ice Cap to Cool Edge and White Acropolis. Heck, even some levels that don’t explicitly have a frost-season theme could probably benefit from the idea (someone’s going to need to refrigerate Sweet Mountain, after all.) Different levels over the years have tackled the concept in a variety of ways: slippery ice leading to skids, dangerous icicles falling everywhere, icy blasts which freeze Sonic, and even robotic snowmen (I don’t know what that’s all about, either.)

But what level is the King of Winter Levels? I’ve divided the majority of the series’ iterations of the idea into completely arbitrary divisions to determine what the best winter-themed environment. If you need to get up to speed with your winter themes, we have a nice compilation of the genre in our info section. Tomorrow, I’ll post the winners of each division for a final vote.

My apologies to all the diehard Sonic Drift 2 fans who wanted to vote for Ice Cap. Keep the dream alive, all three of you.

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EDIT: SlingerBrad just reminded me that he and his roommate Ben made a winter levels countdown for The Sonic Show in 2009.  Check it out, if you haven’t already, while you’re stuck inside.

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    my votes were almost entirely music-based.

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      Haha, that tends to happen a lot.

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    Robotnik Fucking Winter Zone.  #1.

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    Ice Cap Zone obviously takes first place.

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      Both of them.

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    This is almost an unfair vote…
    Of course Sonic 3’s Ice Cap Zone is gonna win.

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    Wow.

    This article made me realize how many Sonic games I HAVEN’T played yet.  I can’t vote on any of these because they all have at least one title I haven’t played yet, and thus my opinion would be invalid.  Specifically, I have yet to play any of the 8-bit, Riders, Rivals, Drift, Shuffle, arcade, or Game Gear titles, Rush Adventure, Secret Rings, Black Knight, Adventure 2, Heroes, Shadow, or ’06.

    I need to get to work.  😛

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    Ha! I live in California, so no snow for me!

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    Don’t care about the majority and voted for Ice Mountain. Just cause it was the first 2D snow based level I ever played.

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    I made Cool Edge tie with SA1 Ice Cap apparently .-.

    I honestly prefer Cool Edge over Ice Cap SA1, mainly because Cool Edge feels more like the arctic rather than some frozen mountain located a few feet from a windy ruinous area. Plus, my vote was kind of music based so blah D|
    Although I must admit Cool Edge can be a bitch if you’re not careful- day AND night.

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    What?! No-one for Snowy Mountain? Why don’t people like Sonic Advance 1? It’s my favorite Sonic game I’ve ever played. (Dimps or no Dimps.)

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    Twinkle Snow, Blizzard Peaks, Robotnik Winter, and Cool Edge.

    All other choices are punishable by castration.

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      What if this has female voters? What would you do then?

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        There are no females on the Internet, only really girly men. 😛

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          Well, that’s rather sexist. Isn’t Scarred Sun a woman? Never mind, I shouldn’t have brought this up…

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    Ice Cap is #2. Ice Cap is #1.

    I smell…CONSPIRACY! I love you Ice Cap.

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      The readers of a site dedicated to retro games favor retro levels?

      In other news, water is wet.

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