''Tails Adventure'', also known as ''Tails Adventures'', is an action RPG/adventure game in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. It was released for the Creator/{{Sega}} UsefulNotes/GameGear in 1995. It is one of three spinoff games that Tails recieved, the other two being ''[[VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol Tails' Skypatrol]]'', which was also on the Game Gear, and ''Tails and the Music Maker'', which was for the Sega {{Edutainment}} System, the [[UsefulNotes/OtherSegaSystems Sega Pico]].

While taking a nap outside his house, Tails is woken by an explosion. Battle Kukku Army has invaded the island in order to find the Chaos Emeralds, and it's up to Tails to stop them.

This title is different from other games in the ''Sonic'' series in that the emphasis is on visiting and revisiting different stages in a similar vein to ''[[VideoGame/ClashAtDemonhead Clash at Demonhead]]''. Also, unlike previous titles, Tails actually reaps benefits from collecting ''just one'' Chaos Emerald (an increase in HP and Flight stamina).

The Japanese manual says this game [[{{Prequel}} takes place on Cocoa Island before Tails first met Sonic]], while the western manual says it takes place after Sonic and Tails' last adventure and Tails is on vacation on Tails Island.

It has a comic book tie-in in ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]]'', though it took a few liberties with the plot (such as it is). The Battle Kukku Army, referred to as the Battle Bird Armada, has since taken on a role as one of the major villain groups in Archie's ''Sonic'' series.
!! ''Tails Adventure'' features the following tropes:
* AbsenteeActor: This is one of the very few games in the series where both Sonic and Robotnik are completely absent. The backstory for the US game mentions Sonic in passing, but the Japanese backstory justifies this due to the game being a prequel that takes place before Tails met Sonic. There ''is'' an item in the game called Sonic with his face on it, and it lets do you a spin-dash like move, but that's it.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Tails.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Knuckles item.
* BunglingInventor: [[spoiler:Tails is shown in this light in the closing credits.]]
* BusmansHoliday: In the western manual's story, this game takes place during Tails' vacation.
* TheCameo: While Sonic and Knuckles do not appear in person, two items, the Sonic Item and the Knuckles Item, have their faces adorned on them.
* CoolBoat[=/=]CoolAirship: The Sea Fox.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Issues #16-18 of Archie's ''Sonic Universe'' comic.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Used in the Poloy Forest level.
* DropTheHammer: The (Pikkon) Hammer item.
* EndGameResultsScreen: Post-credits, the game shows you your item collection ratio.
* GadgeteerGenius: Tails is able to convert the Remote Robot so it [[TransformingMecha changes into a submarine)]].
* GaidenGame: A spinoff that features Tails as the main protagonist.
* HitboxDissonance: Napalm Bombs, hornets, and hornet hives behave strangely together. Napalm Bombs will damage both of these things (including the big one that appears from destroying the hive) as long as they occupy the same vertical space. Even if it the sprite passes well under them, it'll damage them for no apparent reason.
* InfiniteSupplies: Tails never seems to run out of bombs.
* KidHero: Tails.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The title screen music is woven into a couple of other tunes in the game, serving as a somewhat downplayed leitmotif for Tails.
* {{Metroidvania}}
* NightVisionGoggles: An item you can get that is required for one level.
* OddballInTheSeries: A Sonic game that not only isn't centered around speed, but is a slow paced {{Metroidvania}} with mild RPG elements sandwiched in instead of a linear arcade like platformer. To say the least, it's a drastic change of pace for the series.
* {{Prequel}}: According to the Japanese manual, this game takes place before Tails met Sonic.
* TheRival: Speedy.
* RobotBuddy: The Remote Robot.
* RobotMe: The Remote Robot. Its name is even "Mecha Tails" when playing on a Japanese Game Gear.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Beating the game with only one Chaos Emerald collected.[[note]]The one the game forces on you at Polly Mountain 1.[[/note]] This leaves you with only 20 HP and a 6-second flight timer[[note]]this can be circumvented by immediately pressing the jump button to re-fly as you start to fall[[/note]] to tackle the rather relentless latter half of the game. A total low-item completion run (using only the mandatory equipment) is also possible, to a point - [[MacrossMissileMassacre the underwater cannon gauntlet]] that leads to Kukku Island is so punishing that getting through without the [[NighInvulnerable Mirror Armor]] is almost impossible.
* SoundTest: The Radio item acts as a portable Sound Test that you can use during gameplay.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdventure Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut]]'' summary, Cocoa Island and Great Battle Kukku were properly translated, but they were respectively mistranslated as "Kokko Island" and "Great Badoru Kukku" in the ''Sonic Gems Collection'' manual. Also, Kukku Island is similarly known as Coco Island when the game is set to English - which may mean that it was supposed to be "Cuckoo".
* StuffBlowingUp: Tails uses bombs as his main weapons.
* ThisIsADrill: The Sea Fox's drill bit.
* TransformingMecha: In three areas, the Remote Robot can transform into the Sea Fox.
* OverlordJr: Speedy is said to be the son of the leader of the Kukku army.
* TheUnfought: In the Archie comic adaptation, Tails doesn't even ''meet'' [[BigBad Grand Battle Kukku XV]].
* VillainOfTheWeek: The Battle Kukku Army, in one of the very rare occasions where Dr. Robotnik is not the villain of a Sonic game and is completely absent from one.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys