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Tails Adventure

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Game Gear
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3.9
Nintendo 3DS
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Description

Before Tails met Sonic the Hedgehog he lived on Cocoa Island, a place that isn't on the map. It's an island pulled up by the Chaos Emeralds. Suddenly, while relaxing, Tails hears an explosion that seems like it's coming from inside the island. A Flicky tells Tails that Battle Kukku has invaded the island. He also tells Tails that Battle Kukku is mining here for the Chaos Emeralds, to obtain it's power. Tails gears up and heads for his quest to find the machine parts to build his weapon to defeat the evil Battle Kukku. There are however major plot differences between the Japanese and the western release. In the US and European version of the game it tells the story how Sonic and Tails decide to go separate ways for a while. Tails finds an unknown island and decides to dub it Tails Island. While resting there, a large explosion occurs and a Flicky tells him birds are invading the island.

Unlike the other games in the series, this spin-off is less of a traditional platformer, but has a much slower pace with light RPG elements and a focus on puzzle-solving. Tails can walk, jump, fly (momentarily), hang on ledges and throw bombs. He starts with ten health points that can be replenished with rings, but the amount can be extended to 99 by collecting chaos emeralds. In the twelve stages Tails can collect up to 26 items. Per level however, he is only allowed to bring along four and this adds a tactical dimension. One of the most vital tools is the Remote Robot that can squeeze through small areas that Tails cannot reach. Underwater he changes into the small submarine Sea Fox.

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Tails Adventure Game Gear This enemy lays bombs in your path.
Tails Adventure Game Gear a giant robot shows up and sets the woods on fire.
Tails Adventure Game Gear World map
Tails Adventure Game Gear You can't kill enemies by jumping on them. Throwing bombs at them is pretty effective though.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tails Adventures" -- Japanese tag-lined title
  • "テイルスアドベンチャー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Game Gear Jan 23, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Game Gear Dec, 1995 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Game Gear Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
neXGam Game Gear Dec 27, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Retrospekt Game Gear May 25, 2010 78 out of 100 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Jan, 1996 7.75 out of 10 78

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