If I was to ask you to make a note of all the iconic elements of the Sonic the Hedgehog mythology, I’m pretty sure you would be able to reel off a sizeable list. You’d highlight the Green Hill Zone, Doctor Robotnik, the Chaos Emeralds, the gold rings, and of course, you would mention Knuckles.
Somewhere on the list, most likely toward the very top, you would also mention Miles ‘Tails’ Prower – Sonic’s two-tailed sidekick companion. Tails has been a mainstay of the Sonic games for decades, and is a firm favourite with fans.
But what if I asked you to tell me when Tails first entered Sonic’s world – would you know the answer? Would you be able to tell me in which computer game did Tails first appear?
Well, if you’re a little rusty on your gaming knowledge, and this little question has always bothered you, here’s the answer.
The first Sonic game to feature Tails was Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The platform game, published by Sega, was released in 1992 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and introduced Tails as a new, playable character.
In the game, Tails takes part in the story, fighting alongside Sonic as he battles the evil Doctor Robotnik. Tails is able to do everything that Sonic does, including running at incredible speed, and is an important part of the game.
Due to the overall popularity of Sonic 2, Tails quickly became a hit with players and as such, Tails has continued with the franchise as a ‘mainstay’ of the mythology ever since. He has appeared in comics, cartoons, and movies, as well as further Sonic games.
In addition to appearing in Sonic’s games, Tails has also fronted a number of his own titles including Tails and the Music Maker and Tails Adventure. He has appeared in crossover games, such as the Sonic and Mario Olympics series, and is a character that fans simply love to see.
Can Sonic exist now without Tails? Of course, but games always seem that little bit more fun when Tails is involved.
So, if you want to go back to the very beginning with Tails, or you want to introduce young gamers to this titan of gaming, Sonic 2 is the game to return to. And the good thing is, Sonic 2 is as fun to play now as it was back in 1992!
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