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''Tail Concerto'' is a 3D anime-style ActionAdventure and platform game for the PS1 published by [[Creator/NamcoBandai Bandai]] in Japan in 1998 and by Creator/{{Atlus}} in North America in 1999.

The game revolves around a canine police officer named Waffle Ryebread and his adventures while he obtains magical crystals for the purposes of an investigation into their use. However, he constantly runs into the Black Cats Gang who is bent on stealing the crystals for their boss, Fool. The group is helmed by Alicia, a girl Waffle knew as a child. What either doesn't know is the unfortunate implications the crystals bring if they are ever reunited...

A mostly underrated game that has a small following. A SpiritualSequel to the game [[SharedUniverse set in the same universe]], ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', has been released on the NintendoDS the 28th of October, 2010.

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Tropes in this game:
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Russel Ryebread.
* AlcoholicParent: Russel Ryebread. Which doubles as TheAlcoholic and leads to his AlcoholHic speech.
* AlliterativeName: Russel Ryebread.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version had an opening theme song (that was kept in the French version), whereas the U.S. release had an original instrumental theme created by the game's composer.
* AntiVillain: ''All of them'', except for [[BigBad Fool]].
** All Alicia wants to do is create a homeland for the Cat-People who she thinks are discriminated by the Dog-People. Stare and Flare are just tagging along because they're TrueCompanions.
* BareYourMidriff: Both Flare and Alicia's outfits.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The game begins and ends with Waffle giving the blue pendant to Alicia.]]
* BigBad: Fool
* BubbleGun: Waffle's weapon.
* ChekhovsGun: The Egg Stone and the parts of the Iron Giant scattered around the {{Floating Continent}}s, including his giant sword at Grimto and his head at Ferzen.
* CartoonBomb: The basic weapon used by the Pris sisters and the kittens. They even have little cat skulls on them.
* CleavageWindow: Alicia's outfit has one of these.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Everyone to an extent. Alicia Pris is the leader and wears red, Stare Pris is TheQuietOne in blue, and Flare Pris is the GenkiGirl in yellow. Waffle, the hero, and Princess Terria are white. Fool wears purple.
* ConMan: Fool.
* CoolAirship: Obviously given the setting.
* CoolOldGuy: Russel Ryebread.
* CuteKitten
* DistressedDamsel: Princess Terria gets kidnapped by the Pris sisters quite early in the game. [[spoiler:And later Alicia does too.]]
* DoABarrelRoll: You can perform one with your jetpack.
* DrillTank: The mini-versions are piloted by the kittens in Ferzen.
* DropTheHammer: One of the weapons used by the cat mechas. Along with an improbably large magnet.
* [[spoiler:EarthAllAlong: After the Release of {{Solatorobo}}.]]
* EleventhHourSuperPower: At the end of the game, your BubbleGun shoots green energy blasts.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In one NPC's house, he speaks frequently of a precious item. When he's out, you can raid his house to get it. [[http://www.freewebs.com/tailconcerto/PhotoAlbumImages/Cyan1.jpg It's a picture of Cyan in a swimsuit.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Terria.
* EvilIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:Fool lives up to his name.]]
* ExpositionBreak: Anime cutscenes
* FantasticRacism: Alicia is prejudiced against the Dog-People at first due to her somewhat unclear past (reportedly, her mother died in a hospital run by Dog-People and blamed them for not saving her). It spreads to Flare saying that Prairia once belonged to the Cat-People before being invaded by the Dog-People (the details of the war are unclear). It doesn't stick with Flare when she actually interacts with the Dog-People.
** The invasion and dog people seizing the land from the cats was just a lie fabricated by Fool.
* FloatingContinent: Prairie is composed entirely of this.
* FollowTheLeader: The game is pretty much just ''MegaManLegends'' [-WITH {{KEMONO}}!-] Still pretty fun, though.
* ForgottenSuperWeapon: The Iron Giant. ([[TheIronGiant Not that one]]). [[spoiler:After Solatorobo is released, fans speculated that the Iron Giant can be a Titano-Machina, similar to Laress and Lemures]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Apparently Alicia builds all the mechas for the Black Cats Gang.
* GenerationXerox: Apparently Cyan's grandfather and Waffle's grandfather share the same vitrolic relation Cyan and Waffle share. Also, Cyan's grandfather used to be the captain of the royal guard, which is Cyan's current position.
* GenkiGirl: Flare Pris
* GottaCatchThemAll: The photos.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Averted. The kittens aren't stored in a pack but teleported to the police HQ.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: [[spoiler:Flare Pris; it turns out that she isn't biologically related to Alicia or Stare.]]
* IMeantToDoThat
--> '''Cyan (in quicksand)''': "Don't you see what I'm trying to do? I sacrificed myself to warn you of this trap!"
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The later boss weapons just get weird. The bosses are usually giant Cat Mechas wielding a large variety of weapons, such as drills, hammers, giant magnets and a megaphone.
* InconvenientlyPlacedConveyorBelt: In the Abandoned Factory.
* InNameOnly: There are no black cats in the Black Cats Gang.
* JustInTime
* KleptomaniacHero: You actually need to raid houses and even attack a delivery vehicle to get all the photos.
* LawfulStupid: Cyan
* LoveTriangle: Alicia and Terria both like Waffle.
* LetsGetDangerous: Cyan gets a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he singlehandedly distracts the Iron Giant in his airship.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Alicia uses a giant megaphone as a weapon in one of her boss fights.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Fool turns out to be behind all of the Black Cats Gang's schemes [[spoiler:as part of his plan to resurrect the Iron Giant.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Cyan]], and Fool, who [[spoiler:resurrects the Iron Giant under the assumption it would serve him. This doesn't work quite as planned]].
* MementoMacGuffin: Waffle gave Alicia an imporant blue crystal in the very first cutscene (a flashback).
* MinecartMadness: Ferzen's mines.
* {{Mineral Mac Guffin}}
* MiniMecha: The Police Robo and Knight Robo being of the more conventional verity. The ones employed by the Pris Sisters tend to employ more unorthodox designs.
* {{Mooks}}
* ObviouslyEvil: Come on, who ''didn't'' have Fool pegged as the real villain the moment he was introduced?
* PettingZooPeople: Cat-People and Dog-People
* PlatformGame
* {{Precursors}}: "Prairie was built upon the ruins of an ancient civilization. [[LostTechnology Many relics have been found around the land.]]"
* PortTown: Since Prairie is composed of many {{Floating Continent}}s, most of the towns apply.
* TheQuietOne: Stare Pris
* LaResistance: Black Cats Gang
* TheRival: Cyan
* SelfDestructMechanism: Scratch one more secret base. Also starts a timed mission.
* SharedUniverse: with {{Solatorobo}} and Mamoru-Kun. [[spoiler:All three series were set in a Post-Apocalyptic Earth as well.]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Coolant.
* SneezeOfDoom: At one point, you need to capture all the kittens to save an airship raided by the Black Cats Gang. The reason the airship is crashing in the first place is because the captain is allergic to cats and is constantly sneezing, unable to control the ship.
* StealthPun: In the kingdom of Prairie there are felines and canines. [[spoiler:The latter can be though of as Prairie dogs.]]
* SteamPunk
* SubtitlesAreSuperfluous: The French version of the game, which retains the Japanese voice acting unlike the U.S. version, is a aversion of this, adding French subtitles in the opening and all anime cutscenes.
* SuperSentaiStance: Aside from getting trapped in boxes and allowing you to save, this seems to be all Panta does.
* TerribleTrio: The Pris sisters
* TimedMission: When Fool sets off the SelfDestructMechanism in the secret base. You've got five minutes to escape.
* TrapDoor: How you "enter" the Secret Base.
* {{Tsundere}}: Alicia Pris. Even more blatant as she shares her seyuu with [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka Langley Soryu]].
* TheUnfought: Played straight by Fool and double subverted at the end of the Moving Fortress level.
--> '''Fool''': "I'll finish you off myself."
-->[=*Boss music starts up*=]
-->[=*Beat*=]
--> '''Fool''': "On second thought, physical labor isn't my style. I think I'll be going now! Bye!"
* TheUnintelligible: The king of Prairia.
** Subverted, as the dialogue seems to imply that Waffle understands him completely... somehow. Also, the text box shows what he actually means.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Alicia Pris.
* WombLevel: [[spoiler:Inside the Iron Giant. [[AmbiguousRobots Don't think about it too much]].]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Cyan's hair is... [[CaptainObvious well]], [[MeaningfulName cyan.]]
** As is the hair of his grandfather, [[NonIndicativeName Grey]]. Also, Stare has two different shades of blue hair, and Fool is just purple all over.
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