Tail's Adventures

a game by Aspect

Platform: GameGear

Genre: Action

People say:

8.5

It's about time we saw Tails in his own game. Tails makes good use of the GG hardware, with colorful graphics. The screen blurs out when the screen moves too quickly, but overall it's not too bad. The gameplay is similar to the Mario games, plus Tails has some limited flight, too. This cart is big and full of secrets. You'll get your money's worth if you try this one. This genre may be overdone, but Tails' Adventure is just a lot of fun to play. I wish it was on another system, though.

7.0

Tails debuts on the Game Gear! I was very impressed with this title right from the beginning. Crisp graphics, good control and tons of secret areas throughout the level are just a few of the reasons why Tails Adventure is such an awesome title! Most important of all, the game is a lot of fun to play. Bringing this score down was the speed of the game itself...a little on the sluggish side. Still, a solid adventure game that you will spend a good amount of time on.

8.0

This is one of the best Game Gear titles I have played in a long time. Tails' Adventure is somewhat similar to Super Mario Bros. Tails has the ability to fly with his tail and carry multiple items to help him on his journey. The many multiple hidden areas kept me looking for ways to access them and made it much more enjoyable. Gamers looking for fun Game Gear titles to add to their library should pick up Tails' Adventure. They won't be sorry.

7.5

Congrats go out to Sega, not only for releasing a new star, but for also making him responsive to control. The graphics of the animation sequences of our double-tailed hero and the enemies he is up against are really detailed. Although this type of title has been done more than 100 times before, Tails is still great fun with his giant inventory of items and secret-filled levels. Take Sonic off the fire--he's done. Bring in Tails as the new action hero.

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Tails' first solo performance doesn't live up to the Sonic speed of his previous co-starring performances. Snails' adventures would be more like it.

You walk through levels while throwing weapons at enemies and looking for power-ups and six Chaos Emeralds. It's a great backbone for a game, but "walk" is the operative word-Tails' sub-Sonic pace isn't nearly as much fun.

Great detail and colorful backgrounds are a boon, and the sound is a Sonic cornucopia of changeable music. Control is also good for the number of different moves.

Although Tails does a decent solo job, without speedier shoes, it's no wonder Sonic stayed home.

ProTips:

  • Use Tails' hovering capabilities to explore areas you can't reach on foot.
  • Visit Tails' house often. You can cany four Items, but can change your equipment only at home.
reggie posted a review

Sonic's friend Tails stars in his first action game without the help of any of his comrades. As Tails, you can use your fast-swinging fox tail to lift you high off the ground and hover over dangerous objects. This flight can be sustained for as long as your energy meter allows you to keep up the demanding task.

Your health is acquired in the standard Sonic way by gathering rings and dropping them when your character falls into trouble. Ring canisters abound in the stages and allow you to store more than just the 10 you begin with. Canisters are usually located in an area right before a level Boss is encountered.

Besides the flying capability, you have a small inventory of weapons and special use items that include standard bombs, timed bombs, small remote control craft and other speciality weapons. Using weapons is the only way to kill the one-hit enemies. Jumping on their heads as Sonic would will just cause you damage.

Control of the fox is accurate, but the slow walking of the character makes all movement appear sluggish unless he is flying. The audio and sound effects climb above the standard for a Game Gear title.

By demanding more thought and less race-against-the-clock movement, Tails' Adventure requires you to use your mind; not just reflexes and timing. Sonic should watch out his friend may become more popular than he is with decent titles like this.

MANUFACTURER - Sega THEME - ACTION NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1

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