Water Spouts are high-pressure water leaks that form curved arches. Above their openings are a snowflake icon. When frozen solid, they gain three spikes on their ends.
In gameplay, the Water Spouts appear in the adventure levels of Paleo Tarpits, where their intangible columns stretch over gaps and pits. If the player touches the Water Spouts while Ice Mode is active, they are frozen solid, turning them into rails that let the player grind across the gaps they cover. Although they will thaw out on their own after a few seconds, the player can do this manually with Fire Mode. However, this will turn the Water Spouts intangible again.
- ↑ Sanzaru Games (September 27, 2016). Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. Nintendo 3DS. Sega. Level/Area: Primeval Jungle. "Hint: Water Spout - Switch to Ice Mode to freeze the water. Then grind safely across!"