Robotnik Winter Zone is the fourth Zone of Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble for the Sega Game Gear. As with other Zones in this game, Robotnik Winter consists of two standard Acts followed by a shorter third Act which contains the Zone's boss. This Zone comes after Meta Junglira Zone and precedes Tidal Plant Zone.
Robotnik Winter is an icy Zone whose extreme conditions were caused by Dr. Eggman testing his final weapon in the area. Snow blankets the ground, to such an extent in fact that snowboarding on a Jet Board becomes an extremely quick way of blasting through the Zone. Snowdrifts occasionally conceal dark pits into the network of caves that course through the permafrosted ground. Breakable ice walls and powerful updrafts enable Sonic or Tails to proceed back above ground.
Interestingly, the Zone's Japanese name is also "Robotnik Winter"; this was before "Robotnik" was acknowledged as Eggman's surname in Japan.
|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.
— Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble US manual
|Penguin Bomber — Suicide bomber Badnik that slides forward until it hits something.
|Spidal Tap — Rides on platforms that move up and down. Destroy it to ride its platform.
Chaos Emerald Monitor locations
The following are the locations of the Chaos Emerald Monitors for access to the Special Stage in Robotnik Winter Zone:
- Act 1: Inside the cavern located beneath the snowdrifts in the Jet Board course. There are bottomless pits, so the player must take care getting to the Monitor.
- Act 2: To the left of the collapsing bridge before the first loop-de-loop, the player must destroy the Spidal Tap and ride its platform up to where the Monitor is located.