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Quotation1 Grab a Jet Board and zip over soft snowdrifts. Or sink through the snow to the level below... if there is one. Gale-force winds blast from deep pits and carry you through underground mazes. Quotation2
— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble US manual[1]

Robotnik Winter Zone (ロボトニックウィンター[2] Robotonikku~uintā?, lit. "Robotnik Winter") is the fourth Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble for the Sega Game Gear. As with other stages in this game, Robotnik Winter consists of two standard Acts followed by a shorter, third Act which contains the Zone's boss.


Robotnik Winter is, predictably, cold. Snow blankets the ground to such an extent in fact that snowboarding becomes an extremely quick way of blasting through the level. Snowdrifts occasionally conceal dark pits in the network of caves that course through the frozen ground. Breakable ice walls and powerful updrafts enable Sonic or Tails to proceed back above ground.


Main article: Giga Thomas "Pen"

The boss, Giga Thomas "Pen"

The early part of Act 3 requires the player to climb up the slopes of an icy hill, all the while being forced to dodge skating bomb-penguin Badniks descending from the summit. At the top, the player finally finds the source of this stream of robots: Giga Thomas "Pen", a giant, flying penguin head that spits the smaller Badniks at Sonic from the depths of its cavernous maw. Landing 8 hits will cause the boss' thrusters to fail, and he spirals away into the depths of a huge pit.

After the boss, Knuckles shows up again to spring a similar trap as in Great Turquoise Zone, this time, however, he hits Sonic with a snow avalanche.

Chaos Emerald locations

The Chaos Emerald monitors in Robotnik Winter Zone can be found in the following locations

  • Act 1: Inside the cavern located beneath the snowdrifts in the Jet Board course. Leap across a series of moving platforms, ending on a vertically moving platform with an enemy. Go right to find the Chaos Emerald monitor.
  • Act 2: To the left of the collapsing bridge before the first loop-de-loop. Ride a vertically moving platform up to a tunnel about halfway through the Act. Spin Dash into the tunnel, avoiding the retracting spikes, to reach the Chaos Emerald monitor.

In other media

Archie Comics

Robotnik Winter Zone Archie

The Robotnik Winter Zone in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comic series published by Archie Comics, the Robotnik Winter Zone appeared during the comics' adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble.


  • Despite being known as Dr. Eggman, this level was still named Robotnik Winter in Japan.
  • Robotnik Winter Zone appears on the US/EU box artwork for Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble.


Name Artist Length Music Track
Robotnik Winter Zone Yayoi F 1:33
Sonic - Triple Trouble - Robotnik Winter Zone


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (Sega Game Gear) United States instruction booklet, pg. 13.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 24.

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