Ice Mountain is a racing circuit based on several winter-themed levels from Sonic games, mainly the Sonic Advance Zone of the same name and Holoska from Sonic Unleashed. It is made up entirely of ice and snow, with icy roads that wind around, between and above each other throughout the landscape. On the edges of these roads are red-and-white striped surfaces. There are likewise mountains of ice and snow, ice caverns, and icy peaks in different formations everywhere the track leads. Noticeably, one side of the sky above Ice Mountain is bright and blue with white clouds while the other half is orange-red with black clouds as a result of a nearby active volcano. There is also a cargo ship docked near the ice with cranes that are used to load goods on and off it. There are also Orcas that jump over the cargo ship.
Along the racetrack are official stands incorporated into the ice from where the smaller denizens of Sonic's world watch the races. In addition, there are balloons made in the image of Sonic and Shadow's heads that float around. There are also what appears to be metal structures embedded in the local ice, like buildings and giant Egg Pawns.
Along Ice Mountain's track are tall stone columns that inflict damage upon all but Power-type characters that collide with them. There are also snow columns that Power-Type characters can bust through them with no damage and even gain Rings for doing so.
The track has multiple branching pathways. There are also multiple jumps throughout the level that characters can pull tricks off of to build up boost. There are also ice patches along the tracks that slow the driver down and are slippery, making it harder to properly steer on. However, Technique-Type characters can drive on them with no penalty.
When starting the race, the player will drive down a straight path until they reach a fork in the road that will send the racers to either an upper route or lower route, depending on which the player choose. In addition, each of these roads will make a short U-turn before taking a slight turn to the right. Right after that, the player will encounter a gap in the road on both the upper and lower route. However, they can get over them by using the ramps at the end of the roads. Should the player make it across this gap, they will have another stretch of road ahead of them on both the upper and lower road before reaching another gap that they have to jump across via ramps in order to reach a common road. Worth noting is that the top route also has a small ramp towards the right side of the track that can send the racers to a shortcut if taken with enough speed; otherwise they will be sent to the bottom route.
Regardless, after cross the second cap, the player will have a long stretch to drive on before reaching a third gap that they must cross by jumping over it with ramps. After cross that gap, the road takes a long U-turn before turning to the right and then left. After that, that player will soon after arrive on the cargo ship. After crossing the entire length of that ship, the road will take a right turn and then make a long U-turn that leads to the stretch up to the finish line.
- Ice Mountain was the first racing circuit in Team Sonic Racing to have its name revealed to the public, despite being revealed after Wisp Circuit.
- The music for this track is a remixed version of Holoska's daytime music from Sonic Unleashed mixed with the melody of "Reach for the Stars" from Sonic Colors.
- ↑ Sheehan, Gavin (6 August 2018). SEGA Formally Announces Their Complete Lineup for Gamescom 2018. bleedingcoo,com.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Team Sonic Racing Gameplay Showcase - Gamescom 2018. YouTube. IGN (22 August 2018). Retrieved on 23 August 2018.