In gameplay, Frozen Chopper Chomps can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Santa Big. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Frozen Chopper Chomp if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned user.
When used, the player sends an ice orb with a Chopper circling around it rushing down the lane the user was on when this power-up was first deployed. Should the Frozen Chopper Chomp make contact with a playable character, it will freeze them and make them lose Rings. Being capable of passing through obstacles, the Frozen Chopper Chomp will continue its path until either hits an opponent or disappears on its own. To avoid the Frozen Chopper Chomp, the player must either jump over it or step out of its way. Players also have a chance to find two Frozen Chopper Chomps in an Item Box instead of one if their level is at least 6, and three Frozen Chopper Chomps at level 12.