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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.


Tails Adventure Game Gear Title Screen
Tails Adventure Game Gear This enemy lays bombs in your path.
Tails Adventure Game Gear World map
Tails Adventure Game Gear If you press jump twice, you can fly for a limited amount of time.

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Tails Adventure Screenshot
Tails Adventure Screenshot
Tails Adventure Screenshot

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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SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jan 23, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Dec, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Mean Machines Nov, 1995 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1996 31 out of 40 78
Retrospekt May 25, 2010 78 out of 100 78


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ケヴィン (4150) added Tails Adventure (Game Gear) on Aug 15, 2008
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