From Sonic Retro
|Sonic Lost World|
|Fourth level, Sonic Lost World|
|Number of Acts: 4|
|Location: Lost Hex|
|Level theme: winter|
|Secondary level theme: industrial|
|Tertiary level theme: carnival/casino|
| Non-English names:|
|← Tropical Coast | Silent Forest →|
Frozen Factory is the fourth world of Sonic Lost World, set in a winter wonderland with industrial refineries and even a casino area.
Like previous areas, this Zone has the player traverse tubular planetoids, with lots of rotating machinery, as well as ice that Sonic can skate on and do pirouettes from. This Zone also has tubes for Sonic to travel in, much like those seen in Chemical Plant Zone.
Set at night with a beautiful aurora in the sky, this Zone has a very unique gimmick in which Sonic automatically does a Spin Dash, encasing himself within a giant snowball that the player must navigate through the whole stage. The stage is very treacherous, with Cluckoids and large yetis that can push Sonic off into the abyss. As the snowball rolls, Rings stick to the snowball, but they will not be collected until a Checkpoint is reached. Appearing twice during the stage are billiard tables that will reward the player with Red Star Rings if they are able to pocket all the balls. Eventually, the player fights Zeena while in snowball form.
Zone 3 is a stage with casino theme, reminiscent of the likes of Casino Night Zone and Casino Park. Crawls, Egg Pawns and Nebulas reappear at this stage. There are several tricks throughout the whole stage, which can unexpectedly kill the player or help them, including neon lasers that can fry Sonic, falling purple dice and giant slot machine reels that roll about and crush him. There are also plenty of tokens littered about that the player can collect, which are then converted into bonus points upon reaching the end of a section, and by bringing enough can the player enter a pinball table. In the pinball tables, the player can score extra points from bumpers, hexagons, triangles and other objects by using the flippers on the bottom of the pinball table to launch Sonic up the table. After collecting 1,500 points in the pinball table, the small hatch in the middle of the table opens, and the player can move on to the next part of the Zone.
Zone 4 has a mixture of 2D and 3D sections filled with ice to skate on, and an industrial area remniscent of Metropolis Zone, complete with bolts to run on. Zeena awaits the player at the end of the Zone.
|“||Skate along the icy paths of Frozen Factory at lightning speed as the mechanical arctic islands turn into a casino filled extravaganza.||„|
— Sonic Lost World website
|Sonic Lost World|