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Blizzard Peaks (ブリザードピークス Burizādopīkusu?) is either the fifth or sixth Stage of Sonic Rush Adventure, depending on the player's choice. It is an ice-covered island to the far north on Blaze the Cat's planet and the home of the Vikings, a tribe of anthropomorphic ice bears. Aqua Material can be earned from here by completing this Stage's Acts.

Overview

Blizzard Peaks is a frozen island that is covered entirely in snow and frost, and is surrounded by icebergs and icy peaks. Befitting its name, the island has many (rather sharp) snowcapped black-stoned mountains whose upper peaks breach the white clouds obscuring the blue sky. Along the mountainsides, pure and often colorful ice form winding roads, paths, icicles, crystal clusters, symmetric blue ice pillars and spiky ice formations resembling pine trees. Additionally, the island holds an ice house village where the Vikings live.

Story

Hoping to learn more about Captain Whisker and his crew from the Vikings whom had presumably met them before, Sonic, Tails, Blaze and Marine traveled to Blizzard Peaks. Upon arriving at the Vikings' village, Marine was amazed over experiencing snow for the first time. However, the heroes soon discovered the village was deserted. Suspecting the pirates, Sonic and Blaze set off on snowboards provided by Tails to find the Vikings.

The quartet eventually found the Vikings, encaged in ice. As if on cue, Whisker then emerged, gleefully proclaiming his responsibility (with aid from Mini & Mum) and summoned the Ghost Whale to do the same to the heroes, but Sonic and Blaze destroyed the robot. Though Whisker escaped, Blazed managed to thaw out the Vikings and one among them named Norman revealed that the pirates were hiding in some ancient ruins that Blaze had heard about. Sonic and his crew then sent off to find more clues.

Gameplay

The main gimmick of Blizzard Peaks are the Snowboard which the player rides for a proportion of Act 1. While on them, the player can only move forward and jump. They can also only use moves like the Super Boost/Fire Boost and the Trick Actions.

Aside from the Snowboards, Blizzard Peaks has several other exclusive gimmicks. Some are thin snow-covered ice sheets that bounce the player into the air upon contact. However, they have to be touched from above or the side. There are also half-pipes that keep the player sliding back and forth through them down their entire length. The player can use Trick Actions when launched into the air by them or use the Humming Top/Jump Step to skip large sections. In some places, there are also ice slopes that the characters will slide down along, during which all controls are disabled except for the boosting moves, and will end with the characters being flung into midair. Finally, there are icicles that the characters spiral down on upon touching them. The player can either jump off these icicles to another or jump off before it is too late.

In Blizzard Peaks, the Bungee Rope gimmick takes the appearance of a long blue springy vine, but works in the same way. For unique obstacles in this Stage, there are transparent ice cubes. These objects can be destroyed with a Spin Jump/Axel Jump or Super Boost/Fire Boost and are useful stepping stones.

Boss

Main article: Ghost Whale

The boss of Blizzard Peaks is the Ghost Whale. It can be fought after clearing Blizzard Peaks Act 2.

At the start of this battle, the player stands on an ice floe while the Ghost Whale charges at the characters. To combat this boss, the player must stun the Ghost Whale by hitting its forehead and then jump into its mouth. The player then has to reach and hit the Ghost Whale's core after crossing an obstacle course within a time limit. The player is then sent back to the ice floe. Repeat this process two more times, and the Ghost Whale can be destroyed.

Music

Sonic Rush Adventure "Blizzard Peaks Act 1" Music Request

Sonic Rush Adventure "Blizzard Peaks Act 1" Music Request


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