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Encyclopedia > Tails' Skypatrol
Tails' Skypatrol
japanese box cover
Developer(s) SIMS, JSH
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) Japan April 28, 1995
Genre(s) Platform, Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB, ELSPA, BBFC: not rated
Platform(s) Sega Game Gear
Media Cartridge

Tails' Skypatrol is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. It was originally released on April 28, 1995 as an exclusive game to the Japanese market. Tails' Skypatrol is also included as an unlockable minigame in Nintendo GameCube's Sonic Adventure DX, and was re-released as one of the featured games in GameCube's Sonic Gems Collection. The game is a spin-off in the Sonic series following the adventures of Sonic's trusty sidekick Miles "Tails" Prower. Image File history File links Tailsskypatroljp. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... SIMS is a Japanese video game developer and publisher established on June 12, 1991 as a joint venture of Sanritsu Denki Co. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Video games are generally categorized into genres. ... Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms. ... Adventure is a genre of video games typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (or ELSPA) is an organisation set up in 1989 by British software publishers. ... The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the organisation responsible for film classification (see Motion picture rating systems and History of British Film Certificates) within the United Kingdom. ... The Sega Game Gear is a handheld game console and was Segas response to Nintendos Game Boy. ... In various types of electronic equipment, a cartridge can refer one method of adding different functionality or content (e. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... The Sega Game Gear is a handheld game console and was Segas response to Nintendos Game Boy. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Sonic Adventure DX (Directors Cut) is a video game for GameCube and PC CD-ROM. Its the basic Sonic Adventure with more stages and some improvements. ... Sonic Gems Collection (ソニック ジェムズ コレクション) is a GameCube and (in Japan and Europe) PlayStation 2 compilation of the more obscure games of the Sonic series. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ...

Contents

Gameplay

Title screen of Tails' Skypatrol
Title screen of Tails' Skypatrol

The gameplay of Tails' Skypatrol is less in line with the familiar platforming style of the traditional Sonic games. There are no rings or emeralds to be collected, Dr. Robotnik is entirely absent and Tails is constantly "suspended" in flight mode and clears each stage simply by completing each course from left to right. The screen is fixed and constantly moves along with him. Should Tails fall, bump into objects or touch the ground, he loses a life. Image File history File links Tails_Skypatrol_Title. ... Image File history File links Tails_Skypatrol_Title. ...


Across each stage Tails carries a golden ring with him which he can throw as a projectile to defeat enemies or break walls. Using the Ring, he will also latch on to any number of devices the player will encounter in each stage, ranging from gymnastics bars to railcarts.


In order to stay afloat, the player must constantly watch Tails' flight meter, which slowly drops to zero. Scattered across the map are candy bars which Tails can collect to replenish his stamina.


Zones

  • Practice Area
  • Rail Canyon Zone
  • Ruin Wood Zone
  • Metal Island Zone
  • Dark Castle Zone

Trivia

  • Tails' Skypatrol was exclusively released in Japan for the Game Gear console, but can now be acessed from the Sonic Gems Collection.
  • The game marked the first appearance of Tails as the lead in a Sonic adventure. It would later be followed by Tails Adventure.
  • The concept of Tails holding on to a single golden ring is similar to the one seen in Knuckles' Chaotix, where it is used to form an elastic bond between characters.
  • Tails' Skypatrol was also released as an LCD happy meal toy from McDonald's where the player must collect rings while flying through the sky. If the player misses a ring, Tails loses one of his five lives.
  • Tails' Skypatrol was once featured on the Canadian game show Video & Arcade Top 10.
  • This is one of the only Sonic games not developed by SEGA (not including other related titles, such as Sonic Eraser). According to the title screen, the game was originally programmed and developed by SIMS & JSH. SEGA only published this game.
  • Rail Canyon, an area in this game, makes a return appearance in Sonic Heroes.

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External links

  • Tails' Skypatrol at Green Hill Zone - contains info, screenshots and a basic walkthrough.

 
 

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