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- “You have collected the ICE BLAST! Use it to douse flames and freeze bad guys!”
- —Magic Cave's description
The Ice Blaster, also known as Ice Blast or Freeze Blast, is the third Staff Upgrade for Krystal's Staff which Fox McCloud learns at the Volcano Force Point Temple, during his expedition on Dinosaur Planet.
Its functions are as expected: It is able to extinguish fire and freeze enemies that are too tough for the Staff, such as the FireCrawler. This technique is the only way to defeat the FireBats. Like the Boost/Brake Gauge, the effect and range of the Ice Blaster is greater the longer the button is held, yet it will rapidly deplete the Staff's magic meter. Therefore, it is recommended that the Staff's magic meter upgrades are collected to prolong its use.
- “One of the more useful upgrades, the Ice Blaster is devastating in combat. Freeze SharpClaws or face other foes, turning them into ugly ice sculptures, then shatter them with a single blow from the Staff. The range is limited, so it's not so good against flyers. The Ice Blaster also extinguishes flames that block your path (medium or small fires only).”
- —Star Fox Adventures; Prima's Official Strategy Guide, pg 6
Like the other upgrades in Star Fox Adventures, this technique's official name is inconsistent. At first, when receiving the upgrade, the game announces the attainment of "Ice Blast". General Pepper also uses this name if contacted via the Communicator. However, in the C-Stick Inventory, it is always named "Freeze Blast". Outside the game, in Prima's Official Strategy Guide, the upgrade is addressed as "Ice Blaster". Ergo, this Staff upgrade has three names.
- Star Fox Adventures; Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Games/Adventure. Platform: Nintendo GameCube,™
|Main Characters||Fox McCloud • Krystal • Prince Tricky • Falco Lombardi • Peppy Hare • Slippy Toad • General Pepper • General Scales • Andross|
|Supporting Characters||ThornTail Tribe • EarthWalker Tribe • CloudRunner Tribe • SnowHorn Tribe • HighTop Tribe • LightFoot Tribe • SharpClaw Tribe • RedEye Tribe • Gradabug • ShopKeeper • MuscleFoot • Krazoa Spirits • Krazoa God|
|Bosses||Galdon • King RedEye • Drakor • General Scales • Andross|
|Enemies||SharpClaw • ShadowHunter • RedEye • EggSnatcher • BribeClaw • Snipluk • Kalda Chom • Brain Squid • PopTop • MushGus • Snaplak • Kooshy • Asteroid • Peeper • Bloop • FireBat • FireCrawler • Sentinel • Sentry • SharpClaw • Spore Pod • Venus Foxtrap|
|Locations||Sauria • Krazoa Palace • ThornTail Hollow • Ice Mountain • SnowHorn Wastes • DarkIce Mines • Volcano Force Point Temple • Moon Mountain Pass • Cape Claw • CloudRunner Fortress • Ocean Force Point Temple • LightFoot Village • Walled City • Dragon Rock|
|Navigation||Plot • Gallery • Videos • Script|
|Star Fox Adventures Items|
|Main Collectables||Scarab • Bomb Spore • FireFly • Blue GrubTub Fungus • MoonSeed • Fuel Cell • Krazoa Spirits • SpellStone • Staff Energy Gem • Bafomdad Holder • Cheat Token|
|Tools||Krystal's Staff • Hi-Def Display Device • Laser Upgrade • Smart Bomb • CloudRunner Flute • Dinosaur Horn • FireFly Lantern • P.D.A • Scarab Bag • Fuel Barrel|
|Health||Supply Ring • PukPuk Eggs • Dumbledang Pods • Bafomdad|
|Special Items||SnowHorn Artifact • Gold Bar • Alpine Root • Bridge Cog • Fire Gem • Fire Weed • Frost Weed • Light Gem • Meteorite • Rock Candy • Sacred RedEye Teeth • Tricky's Ball • White GrubTub Fungus • Wooden Block • Sun and Moon Stones|
|Containers||Container • Item Box • SharpClaw Crate • Basket|
|Keys||Gold Key • Moon Pass Key • SharpClaw Prison Key • Shackle Key • Power Room Key|
|Other||SharpClaw Speeder • SharpClaw Cannon • Rock • Scarab Wells • SpellStone Seal • Fuel Barrel Generator • Scarab Toll|