Sonic 3D Blast
|Diamond Dust Zone|
|Appearances and Overview|
Sonic 3D Blast
|Number of acts||
As with other stages in this game, Diamond Dust consists of two standard Acts followed by a third Act containing only the boss fight. In Acts 1 and 2, Sonic must free captured Flickies from inside Badniks, depositing five of the birds into a Goal Ring to progress between sections of the level (usually three per Act). This Zone is filled with snow blowers that can freeze Sonic, which doesn't damage him, but forces him to jump a few times to break himself free. There are also rivers of slush that Sonic can walk one, but lead to frozen spikes, as well as frozen crystal that he can break by spinning, but still hurt him if he touches them. Geographically, the Zone is located on Flicky Island, presumably on the outer slopes of its volcano, considering the next stage.
In keeping with the icy theme, Dr. Robotnik has augmented his Egg Mobile with eight freezing-gas pods he has dotted around the level. Robotnik begins as usual, hovering tantalizingly above Sonic's reach, but he'll soon swoop down and attempt to blast the hedgehog with a jet of cryogenic vapor. The nozzles fire cyclically, so the player must land a hit on Robotnik when the wave of chilling gas is on the other side of his vehicle. To spice things up a bit, Robotnik occasionally drops exploding snowmen onto the battlefield.
- A remix of the background music from the Mega Drive and Sega Saturn version of Diamond Dust Zone Act 1 is used in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for Central City and Blue Ridge Zone respectively.
- The Diamond Dust Zone Act 1 music from the Sega Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast, is present as an unlockable track in Sonic Generations. To unlock it, all challenges must be cleared.
- Sonic 3D page at The GHZ has detailed information on all the Sonic 3D zones.
- Act 1 BGM for the Sega Mega Drive on YouTube.
- Act 1 BGM for the Sega Saturn on YouTube.
|Sonic 3D Blast|
|Characters||Sonic | Dr. Eggman | Tails | Knuckles | Flicky|
|Zones||Green Grove Zone | Rusty Ruin Zone | Spring Stadium Zone | Diamond Dust Zone | Volcano Valley Zone | Gene Gadget Zone | Panic Puppet Zone | The Final Fight | Special Stage|
|Bosses||Spike Ball | Armored | Spike Hands | Freeze Mobile | Lava Machine | Missile Launcher | Arm | Final Fight|
|Badniks||Green Grove Zone Badniks | Rusty Ruin Zone Badniks | Spring Stadium Zone Badniks | Diamond Dust Zone Badniks | Volcano Valley Zone Badniks | Gene Gadget Zone Badniks | Panic Puppet Zone Badniks|
|Other||Archie Sonic Blast | Balloon | Booster | Bomb | Cannon | Chaos Emeralds | Continue | Conveyor Belt | Freezing Machine | Dimension Rings | Item Box (Flame Shield, Gold Shield, Invincibility, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Flicky Island | Gallery | High-Speed Elevator | Rings | 1-Up | Spear | Spring | Transport | You're My Hero|