|Ice Ring Isle|
The Ice Ring Isle is an island in The Wind Waker. It is the location of the Iron Boots, and is explored in a similar way the Fire Mountain is. The cold island is located one square west of Forest Haven.
The island is, at first, so cold that no one can enter without freezing. The Fire Arrows are needed to unfreeze the Freezard-looking facade upon the island in order to set foot on its cold surfaces without freezing. After warming the ice upon the facade, Link will have five minutes to complete the island's challenge before it freezes itself again. If Link is still on the island when time's up, he'll instantly become a Link-sicle; he'll re-spawn back on the King of Red Lions and will have to use another Fire Arrow to try again. After jumping from ice floe to ice floe, and skittering across a narrow strip of ice, Link will drop into a cave within the rocky facade of the isle. Link must then transverse two slippery slides while avoiding (or beating) Keese before achieving the isle's prize, the Iron Boots. Should Link fall below into the water, he'll have to climb his way back up to the slides and try again, wasting some time to complete the challenge.
Upon receiving the Iron Boots, the 5-minute timer will immediately stop, and Link can forever safely traverse the Ice Ring Isle at his leisure.
Within the main cavern and after getting the Iron Boots, a small cavern located behind a strong gust of wind can be accessed and Link, upon dropping in, will find a cryogenic cavern filled with enemies and Rupees. Interestingly, when Link exits, he's brought back to the isle's entrance, not the cavern's entrance (this is to avoid being blown away by the strong wind gust).
Link can also obtain a Treasure Chart by shooting the treasure chest outside covered in ice with a Fire Arrow. This will allow him to retrieve Treasure Chart #36.
- This Mini-Dungeon is similar to and may have been inspired by the Ice Cavern from Ocarina of Time, as both are accessed by jumping across Ice floes, both center around ice, and both hold the Iron Boots. They both also have an easier way to get back to the entrance with the Iron Boots.
- This is one of the Islands where the Fishman tells Link to travel to the Mother and Child Isles to receive the power to use Fire and Ice Arrows. Fittingly, the Fire Mountain is the other Island where this happens.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||氷山島||Ice Mountain Island|
|French||Ile Gelée||Frost Island|
|German||Firn-Insel||Corn Snow Island|
|Spanish||Isla del Hielo||Ice Isle|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 260
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