Playable characters (story mode)
Azure Lake ( is a フゾコーレイク  Fuzokōreiku , lit. "Fuzoko Lake") ? Zone that appears in the Competition mode of and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 , and the first Zone in Grand Prix mode.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Azure Lake is an
ancient ruins-themed Zone. Taking place at the water's edge of the namesake lake, the background features a grand landscape of forest and rocky mountains that are pristinely reflected on the water's clear surface. All around, the track is overgrown with plant life, and the skies are blue-colored. Azure Lake also has purple colored landmasses and light-colored trees.
In Azure Lake, losing a
life makes the playable character return to the starting point in the Zone.
Zone, there are deep mud pits which function much like those in Marble Garden Zone. Items in Azure Lake also float above the mud-pits.
The only obstacle in Azure Lake is a white
switch which makes a red Spring that blocks the way between two shuttle loops and launches the player backwards. It disappears after few seconds after being activated though. The switch itself is located on a small hill. If an opponent hits the switch, it may require that the player backtracks a bit in order to proceed.
Azure Lake in itself is a small Zone which has two
shuttle loops at the start. Behind the ramp part there is also a mud pit. The player then has to run over the light-colored tree and end up at the starting point.
In other media
Azure Lake Zone, from
. Sonic Universe #69
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, Azure Lake Zone (known as the Azure Lake Oasis) was a body of water in the Sandopolis Desert, where the Dingo Regime regrouped in after being exiled by the fourth Enerjak.
Super Genesis Wave re-wrote history, Azure Lake Zone became a Zone on Angel Island.
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