The IceCap Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is an example of the winter theme.

Stages with a winter theme take place in icy or snowy environments, possibly mountainous or underground. Surfaces are often slippery, and the levels may include long slopes down which characters must run, slide or snowboard. Most zones with this theme may contain elements of the Underwater theme. Obstacles, enemies and bosses may take advantage of the slippery terrain, or may be equipped with weapons that can freeze the player, taking advantage of the temperature. A prominent feature of a winter theme is that in most Sonic games is usually the fourth or fifth zone of the game.

Stages with a winter theme

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