FAQ/Strategy Guide by IceQueenZer0
Bust-A-Move Universe on SuperCheats.com
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----------------------------[Bust a Move: Universe]----------------------------
------------------------------[by Ice Queen Zero]------------------------------
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o---------------------o
      INTRODUCTION
o---------------------o

Bust a Move Universe aka Puzzle Bobble 3D in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS is as
entertaining as most of the games in the Bust-a-Move/Puzzle series. I'll admit
that this game is very easy compared to the others it seems. If you are a fan
of geometry or not, it does come into play when trying to match colors as you
try to shoot at the correct angle.

o---------------------o
         STORY
o---------------------o

You play as Bub the green dinosaur. Your friends have been captured and they've
been encased in saucers by different enemies from the Bubble Bobble universe.

It is up to you to gather all the keys needed to free one friend at a time as
you go through several worlds containing 10 levels a piece and then you defeat
the boss at the end of the world. If you manage to rescue your friend then you
will receive a bonus to help you fight the boss.

o---------------------o
        CONTROLS
o---------------------o

The controls are fairly simple, use the d-pad or analog to move pointer, left
or right and try to get the right trajectory and press the Y button to fire the
bubble at the cluster above.

You can also use the touch screen/d-pad/analog stick to maneuver through the
menus.

Press Start to pause the game.

Press the X button to use your special attack.

o---------------------o
         MODES
o---------------------o

There are 2 modes: Puzzle and Challenge

Puzzle takes you through several worlds to rescue your friends. Get the required
amount of keys in one world to rescue your friend in that world then at the end
of the 10th level of that world you face off against the boss character for that
world. Make three bombs touch each other to blow them up and damage the boss's
barrier.

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Challenge Mode takes you through three modes to see how many bubbles and rounds
you can clear within a certain amount of time. You can have 100 sec, 300 sec,
or nonstop bubbles in which case is a test of endurance. There is an easy mode,
normal mode (limited time to shoot) or hard mode (no guidelines).

o---------------------o
    IMPROMPTU TIPS
o---------------------o

-Obviously the first thing you already know is to match three or more bubbles
 of the same color to clear them.

-Just remember, you have to shoot the bubble into the cluster as the matching
 colors touching each other at the level start  does not count. Popping those
 leads to a higher score

-If you pop a color cluster and anothe bubble is left unattached to the ceiling
 or another bubble above it or on the side, that bubble vanishes off the screen
 as opposed to dropping like it did in other Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble games but
 the effect is still the same.

-If enough extra bubbles disapper, you are given extra time. This darkens the
 screen and disables the bubbles on screen. Shoot the bubble in your arsenal as
 the time counts down and when time is up, matching bubbles will pop for extra
 points and you might get see a special picture of Bub posing.

-Your end of level score is determined by how fast you beat it. You will get no
 points if you take too long to beat the level.

-For rescuing your friend, you get a rapid fire bonus to assist you during the
 boss fight. Just hold down the fire button and fire away.

-Even if the boss is not beaten within the time limit, the stage is still clear
 when the time bar runs out.

-You may have your dinofriends to save but the guideline is your best friend.
 Use it to determine the angle you want to shoot at. Unlike other games in the
 series, it will never abandon you for the whole game.

-There are three special bubbles you can use to get you out of a jam. When you
 pop bubbles, a special meter fills up and it level up when filled to the max.
 There are three levels: Level 1 is the chameleon bubble that transforms all of
 the surrounding bubbles to the same color as the target bubble. Level 2 is a
 wildcard bubble that eliminates color clusters of 2 or more that it touches.
 Level 3 is the thunder bubble which produces a spotlight that becomes a laset
 that detroys all bubles in range.

-Do not use Thunder on the keys or it'll be lost for good instead of gained.
 Same will happen if you pop a cluster above it that collapses it without one
 of the cluster bubbbles touching it.


o---------------------o
      WALKTHROUGH
o---------------------o

**************
* Motherland * - 3 keys
**************

Level 1

  R R Y Y B B G G
   R   Y   B   G
  B B G G R R Y Y
   B   G   R   Y

Level 2

       B     B
        R   Y
         G G
        R   Y
         G G
        R   Y
       B     B

Level 3

B B   Y Y P P R R  G G
 B B   Y   K   R  G G
    G G Y     R Y Y
     G G B B B Y Y
 R R      B B     R R
Level 4

P    B B B     Y Y Y  P
 P    G G       R R  P
P                     P
 P P P P P P P P P P P
B B G G Y Y R R B B G G

Level 5

       B R B B R B
        B R Y R B
         Y R R Y
          G R G
           P P

Level 6

  B B     R R     Y Y
 B W B   R W R   Y W Y
  B       R R       Y
 O O   G G   P P   b b
O W O G W G P W P b W b
 O     G   W   P     b
        W W W W

Level 7

G                     G
 B Y G R P K Y G R P B
R                     R
 P B Y G R P B Y G R P
          R
           P
          R

Level 8

          Y Y
 R R R Y Y B Y Y G G G
R B   G G B B R R   B G
 R B   G   Y   R   B G
  Y B B   Y Y   B B Y
 Y Y   R R   G G   Y Y

Level 9

           R G
          R R G
           O O
        Y P K G G
       O G B Y P G
        O B   Y B

Level 10

       B     G
        B Y G
       Y R R Y
O P O P R O R P O P O
       Y R R Y
        G Y B
       G     B

Boss: Bubble Buster/Zen-Chan/Bonzo

This boss loves to jump a lot so some bubbles you shoot at it are bound to miss
by going through it when it jumps. This would be a good idea to rescue Bob in
the stage as the rapid fire will help a lot.

************
* Moonbase * - 3 keys
************

Level 1

             R G
            G B R
           B R G B
          R G B R G
         G B R G B R

Level 2

B B     Y Y     R R
 B B   W Y W   R R
  G W W O O W W P
 G       O       P
R R             B B

Level 3

 B B   Y Y   G G
  R     K     R
 G G   B B   Y Y
  R R   R   R R
 P P   O O   W W
  R     R     R
 W W   P P   O O

Level 4

R R R R R R R R R
 Y
  G B P O R Y G W b B P
   P
    O Y G B P O R W b
     R
    O Y G B P O R W b

Level 5

B B B Y R R Y B B B
 P P B Y R Y B G G
W G G B Y Y B b b G
 P P b B Y B P W W
O P O b B B P O O P
 P W Y Y B R P b P
G P W G R Y G b W W

Level 6

B B                 W W
 R         R         B
  W       B W       R
   B     W R B     W
B R W R R B W R R B R W
       B W R B W
      W R B W R B

Level 7

          R B B R
         Y O O b G
        Y P O W W G
         O P O b O
          G Y P R
           O B b
            G W

Level 8

  W W W   Y Y   W W W
 W W W W   G   W W W W
B   K   B R R B   K   B
 B     B B P B B     B
  B B B   O W   B B B
         P   b
  B Y G R     B Y G R

Level 9

  P    R      O     P
   O    Y    R B B Y
    G     P b     P
   O O           P
  B   O O R O b P   O
   P               B
    b B P B Y B G G

Level 10

P     P     P
 B   Y B   Y   Y O
G   R G   R   G
 R B   R B   B O
O Y B G Y G R
 O     O

Boss: Hullaballoon/Pulpul/Boa Boa

Hullaballoon flies in a figure-8 pattern similar to its incarnation in the
Bubble Bobble series. Try to shoot at it at the correct time to blow it up.

***************
* Desert Zone * - 4 keys
***************

Level 1

B Y G R P O W b B Y G R

Level 2

    Y Y         W W
     B           O
    P G         R P
 O W   O W   Y G   Y G
b         b B         B

Level 3


        O O
     Y Y B Y Y
  B G   G G   G B
B    P O K O P   B
  G P   Y Y   P G
     W W   R R
        b b

Level 4

 B     P    b
  Y     O    W
   G     W    O
  R     b    P
 P     B    R
  O     Y    G
   W     G    Y

Level 5

      G     G
       G   G
        G G
   B P R K R P B
    G Y     Y G
   W   R B R   W
Y b     P P     b Y
         B

Level 6

B                 P
 B               P
  b             R
 R W O B Y G O P b
  b
 R W O B Y G O P b
  b
 R W O B Y G O P b

Level 7

Y      Y        B Y
 Y Y R           G
  G G B           R
 G     K P         O
        b O       P
     P G   W b   G R W
              B Y     B

Level 8

B     Y G     R O     P
 R   R   O   Y   G   G
  Y Y   b O Y b   P P
   B     W P O     B
        R     B
         R   B
          G G
           Y

Level 9
  O O O O O O O O
     O            O P R
    O        B W W G G
     O      B P P R R
W b O      W
 Y B R R G
    P B G G
       P R Y Y

Level 10

    G    b     G    R
   B B    W   W    Y Y
  B G      b G      R Y
 B   R    P K P    P   Y
  B Y      W B      G Y
   B B    P   b    Y Y
R Y R    P     b    G P G
     R             G

Boss: Stoner/Mighta/Boris

The bombs come in two colors (Blue and Yellow) this time around. It was just
blue from the previous bosses. Match 3 bombs of the same color to blow them up.

***************
* Cloud Ocean * - 4 keys
***************

Level 1

O R R O Y B B Y
 G W P   G b P
  G P     G P
   W       b
    B B O O
     G R P
      G P
       Y

Level 2

W W R R W   P P
   Y     W   P
  B B     W G   P P
   G         G   K
  R R         W O
   P             O
  b b             W W

Level 3

             W
      Y     W     Y
     R B     W   G R
      G     W     B
       Y     W   Y
        O   W   O
         R G G P
          Y B R

Level 4

R R R             R R R
     P P P   P P P
          b b
       O O   O O
  G G K b W W b K G G
   Y   W   R   W   Y
    Y B R B B R B Y

Level 5

R R B B R     R B B R R
     Y   G   Y   G
    b b   G Y   W W
     P     R     O
  G O O   B B   P P Y
     R     R     R

Level 6

   Y   K
    W   Y
   Y   K
B   W   Y       B b B
 B G G P B B G b B b B
  Y Y P P O O

Level 7

R R       B B       G G
 Y       R Y R       O
P G     G W O R     R B
 O B   R P   P G   W Y
  W B B Y     O W W Y
   W O Y       Y P O
    P G         G R

Level 8

W W W R   Y Y   W W W W
 Y R Y W   W W   R R R
  W W R Y   R R   Y Y Y
     Y W R
      R Y W Y R W Y R
       W R   W R W Y R
        Y W Y W Y R W Y

Level 9

      P P     B B
 b       P   B
W     Y Y Y G G G
 O   P   P R P   P
  R W b b R R b b W R
     P G G B Y Y P   O
      O         O     W
       P P   P P     b

Level 10

            P b
           P Y b
        b R B B G b
       Y P G O P G O
      Y P R O Y Y G O
       W Y P b P R W
          G B O b

Boss: Beluga

Beluga likes to bounce around like a pinball, fire at it and try to match three
like colors and keep attacking till the bubble barrier burst.

***************
* Ring Planet * - 5 keys
***************

Level 1

  R R R R R R R R
 Y Y G B P O W R
P G W B P O     B
 Y Y G B       W
P G W         G B
 Y Y         O W
P         W Y G B

Level 2

        R R R R
 Y         R         Y
B R       O Y       R B
 G R R B W K W B R R G
  G B G B Y O B G B G
           P
          O Y
           B

Level 3

P P R R Y Y B B G G O O
 G   R   O   Y   O   O
G   Y   G   G   O   R
 G G R Y B G G G P R
Y O   R   R   B   P
 Y B R R G O R B O
    B           Y

Level 4

B   Y   P     P   Y   B
 b   G   W O W   G   b
  P   Y         Y   P
   W   G R O R G   W
    R             R
     Y W B O B W Y

Level 5

  B     P     b
   Y     O     W
    G     W     O
 R R     b     P P
  P     B     R
 B O   R Y   P G   b
B W Y R G O P Y W O

Level 6

     R R     R R
  B Y   R   R   Y B
       B G G B
      G   K   G
       P G G P
        R b R
 W     B     B     W
  Y R G       G R Y

Level 7

         R R
    G Y O B O Y G
     R P     P R
      O G   G O
     G Y B B Y G
    O R P   P R O
     G Y     Y G
      P O   O P

Level 8

B     b B     R
 Y R R   Y B Y
B     R R     b
 K Y b   R W W
b     O b     R
 B B b   O R O
b     Y O     O

Level 9

       R
B K Y B R R R P G K Y
 B Y R G Y B R P G Y G
W W W W Y Y R B B B B
 Y G G W B B B Y Y P P
Y P B B W W W R R G Y
 Y P B P R G W R G G Y

Level 10

 W O P R G Y B b W O
R                   Y
 W O P R G Y B b W O
R                   Y
 W O P R G Y B b W O

Boss: Coiley
Coiley fights similar to Bubble Buster only it tends to jump more often and the
fight is using two colored bombs as with the other bosses that started with the
Desert Zone.

****************
* Frozen World * - 6 Keys
****************

Level 1

        P P
     B B P P R
  R Y G Y G B R   Y
 R Y G Y K P B G Y
R   G Y R R P G Y
     P G R Y Y
    B P G G Y
     B     P P P
      B

Level 2

B B  B    O O   P   P P
   R   P W   b B   O
    O O         R R
   G   G R   R Y   Y
R R       B P       R R
   P P Y Y   G G B B

Level 3

b
 W                   W
G O R O O B Y G G R O P
 G P P B   K   W   P
Y Y B B Y     O   R
 O G G b G   P   G
O R R b B R R B Y G R P

Level 4

    b P b P b P
   P Y Y P Y Y b
  b Y Y G G Y Y P
 b Y Y P B P Y Y P
b P b P R R b P b P
 b O O P G P O O P
  P O O B B O O b
   b P b P P b P

Level 5

B B     P P P P     O O
 Y b   B K b K B   b P
    b B b Y Y b B b
       Y b W b Y
G G   O Y R R Y O   G G
   R P     O     P R
          W b

Level 6

          R R
       B B R B B
      Y Y B B Y Y
     B B Y B Y R R
      O O Y Y G G
       O B Y R G
    R P P G O P G O
     R B B O R P O

Level 7

b b b b
 W R B Y G
G Y b W R B
 W R B Y G
G Y b W R B
 W R B Y G
G Y b W R B

Level 8

P P b b G     b b b b b
         B   b
        Y     G
       b b B Y P
        Y     P
 G     b B   Y b   K Y
Y b Y b Y     B b G G Y

Level 9

    W
   R W G G Y Y O
  P W R W W W W O
 B W R W G G Y W B
Y W P   W R   Y W B
 G W P O O B B W O
  R W W W W W W O
   P R R G G Y Y

Level 10

B O Y R b G B P W
 B O Y R b G B P W
B O Y R b G B P W
 B O Y R b G B P W
B O Y R b G B P W
 B O Y R b G B P W
B O Y R b G B P W
 B O Y R b G B P W
B O Y R b G B P W
 B O Y R b G B P W

Boss: Incendo

Incendo is wild and crazy. It will run and jump all over the place and it is
hard to land a hit in.

*****************
* Astro-Machine * - 6 keys
*****************

Level 1

     P P W W
    P b     G W   O
   O O P O R W Y G
    B B O   Y R R
         B     W
    O G O R   Y P   P
 W b             G B
O             B P Y

Level 2

       Y Y   O B G
          B O B G
     R Y   B O B G
      K   R G G R
       W B R G R R
  Y Y   B O B O B
   Y   B O B R R W
  B B G R G R R W W

Level 3

  B   Y   G   O   P   G
 G   R   G   O   P   O
B   Y   P   G   R   R
   R   Y   O   O   Y
      Y   O   P   R
         O   P   R
            Y   B
               Y



Level 4

   R     Y Y     P
    R W O Y G B P
   W             R
    W G B K Y O R
   R             G
    R O Y G B P W
   P W R O Y G B P

Level 5

 W     W     W     W
B B   Y Y   G G   R R
 W     W     W     W
B B   K Y   G G   R R
 W     W     W     W
B B   Y Y   G G   R R
 W     W     W     W
B B   Y Y   G G   R R

Level 6

 B                 B
B Y G R K P O W   B
   b             B
  b B Y K R P O W G
     W             G
    W B Y G R P O G
       O           O
      O B Y G R P O

Level 7

  W W W W W W W W W W
 Y O O B   W   G P P R
P O     Y b b Y     P Y
 Y O   G   K   B   P R
P R     R     b     G Y
 Y O     P O W     P R
P R                 G Y

Level 8

                    b b
                   Y W
                b W b O
             W b Y b O
W Y R Y b O b Y W R O
 Y R W Y W b Y b b
  O O Y R O W

Level 9

  B Y Y Y G Y Y B
 B       P     G
  G W W W B W W P
 P       G     B
  B R R R P R R G
 G     B B     B
B P   P P G   G B

Level 10

  B B     Y Y     R R
 Y   G   B   R   B   P
B     R Y     P G     O
 b   P   B   O   Y   W
  W O     b W     B b
     W   Y   b   G
      b B     B Y

Boss: Super Sproket/Invader
The boss slides back and forth, up and down. Basically it changes its vertical
place when it reaches the corner. Now you got three color bombs to use now. Red
has been added.

**************
* Prominence * - 7 Keys
**************

Level 1

O B W   Y Y   W B O
 O G W P   P W G O
    G B Y Y B G
     R   R   R
W G B b P W b B G W
 W G   O   O   G W

Level 2

P R   Y Y Y Y Y Y   Y O
 O P       Y       B P
  W O O   W R   b b R
   W G     K     W R
    B b         O Y
     Y B Y G R P B
      G B P O W b


Level 3

        W     Y
       b Y O R O
      G   O B   Y
     Y P     O b Y
    O   B Y B G   P
 W O B Y O P R G O P O
b w O Y G B P R b W O Y

Level 4

G G R   R     R   R B B
 W W R R b B P R R O O
  W O B b G G P b W O
   G K Y R R R O K R
    R P O W b B Y G

Level 5

     B G P W B G P W
      Y R O b Y R O
     B G P W B G P W
      Y R O b Y R O
     B G P W B G P W

Level 6

  W   W     Y   Y
   b R W J W B W
  B   B W R W   b
   R Y B Y B P B
  P   P B b R   R
   Y R Y W P B P

Level 7

W W   B   B P   P   W W
 P P P W   R   b B B B
      G   W b   R
     b R   P   G W
      B   G R   P
     R G   b   R G
      W   B W   b
     P     R     B

Level 8

O                 O
 Y Y   K   K   Y Y
    O B O O B O
     B Y b Y B
  R b G R R G b R
   P O B b B O P
  b   Y     Y   b
   O   B   B   O

Level 9

  R O B     B Y G
   O R P K Y G B
  O Y O     B P B
   B G     P R O
    P B R R O Y
   O B P   Y O B
  Y Y O     B R R
     G G   P P

Level 10

G     Y   B B   Y     P
 G     Y G   P Y     P
  O     W b b W     O
   W b R   B   R W b
  b   W   Y G   b   W
   W b   R b P   W b
  G       O W       P
 R                   R
B                     Y

Boss: Willy Whistle/Drunk

The boss moves all over the place much like Incendo only you got to deal with
red, yellow, and blue bombs to defeat it. Defeat it to finish all the levels.

o---------------------o
        MEDALS
o---------------------o

Time Keeper: Play a total of 10 hours.
Shooting Ace: Shoot a total of 10,000 bubbles.
Burst Master: Burst a total of 1,000 bubbles.
Drop Master: Burst a total of 1,000 bubble groups.
Wild Shooter: Use a total of 10 wild bubbles.
Spark Shooter: Use a total of 10 spark bubbles.
Laser Shooter: Use a total of 10 laser bubbles.
In Just One Shot: Change the color of 6 bubbles with a single spark bubble.
Wild-Style Clear: Clear a round using wild bubbles.
Wild Master: Erase 3 kinds of bubbles with a single wild bubble.
Laser Clear: Clear a round using laser bubbles.
Laser Master: Erase over 30 bubbles with a single laser bubble.
Amazing Drop: Drop over 20 bubbles at once.
100-Second Bubble Master: Play 100-Second Bubbles 10 times.
300-Second Bubble Master: Play 300-Second Bubbles 10 times.
Nonstop Bubble Master: Play Nonstop Bubbles 10 times.
100-Second Bubble Runner: Reach 3,000,000 points in 100-Second Bubbles.
300-Second Bubble Runner: Reach 7,000,000 points in 300-Second Bubbles.
Nonstop Bubble Runner: Reach 50,000,000 points in Nonstop Bubbles.
Nonstop Beginner: Reach Level 100 in Nonstop Bubbles.
Nonstop Veteran: Reach Level 500 in Nonstop Bubbles.
Nonstop Master: Reach Level 1000 in Nonstop Bubbles.
Emperor of Perfection: Score a total of 100 Perfects.
Skilled Bomber: Activate 10 bomb bubbles.
Hero: Activate 10 rescue bubbles.
Rainbow Island: Activate 10 rainbow bubbles.
Side Master: Activate 10 side bubbles.
Scorer: Activate 10 bonus bubbles.
Max Bonus: Achieve the highest score (600,000 points) with bonus bubbles.
Puzzle Mode Master: Play Puzzle Mode 10 times.
Bonus Master: Acquire Bonus Time 10 times.
An Excellent Bonus: Score an Excellent during Bonus Time.
Motherland Clear: Clear Stage 1.
Moonbase Clear: Clear Stage 2.
Desert Zone Clear: Clear Stage 3.
Cloud Ocean Clear: Clear Stage 4.
Ring Planet Clear: Clear Stage 5.
Frozen World Clear: Clear Stage 6.
Astro-Machine Clear: Clear Stage 7.
Prominence Clear: Clear Stage 8.
Motherland Complete:Clear Stage 1 without using any special bubbles.(no retries)
Moonbase Complete: Clear Stage 2 without using any special bubbles.(no retries)
Desert Zone Complete: Clear Stage 3 without using any special bubbles.(no
retries)
Cloud Ocean Complete: Clear Stage 4 without using any special bubbles.(no
retries)
Ring Planet Complete: Clear Stage 5 without using any special bubbles.(no
retries)
Frozen World Complete: Clear Stage 6 without using any special bubbles.(no
retries)
Astro-Machine Complete: Clear Stage 7 without using any special bubbles.(no
retries)
Prominence Complete: Clear Stage 8 without using any special bubbles.(no
retries)
Perfect Rescue: Rescue all friends.
Perfect Destroyer: Defeat all bosses.
Speedy Clear: Clear a round in under 10 seconds.
Bombs to the Max: Blow up a boss by detonating 5 bombs simultaneously.
Ace of the Motherland: Defeat the Stage 1 boss in under 15 seconds.
Ace of the Moonbase: Defeat the Stage 2 boss in under 15 seconds.
Ace of the Desert Zone: Defeat the Stage 3 boss in under 15 seconds.
Ace of Cloud Ocean: Defeat the Stage 4 boss in under 20 seconds.
Ace of the Ring Planet: Defeat the Stage 5 boss in under 25 seconds.
Ace of the Frozen World: Defeat the Stage 6 boss in under 25 seconds.
Ace of the Astro-Machine: Defeat the Stage 7 boss in under 30 seconds.
Ace of the Prominence: Defeat the Stage 8 boss in under 30 seconds.

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        CREDITS
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GameFAQs and other sites for hosting
GameFly for renting this out game out to me.
Square Enix/Taito for making this game.
You for reading. See you again in my FAQs for .

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     FUTURE GUIDES
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Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition - PS3/Xbox 360
Call of Juarez - The Cartel - PS3/Xbox 360
Catherine - PS3/Xbox360
Street Fighter X Tekken - PS3/Xbox 360
Megaman 9 - PS3/Wii/Xbox 360
Megaman 10 - PS3/Wii/Xbox 360
Sonic Generations - PS3/Xbox 360/3DS

Check out my other guides at:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/74803.html

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      CONTACT ME
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Thank you for reading

-Ice Queen Zero