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Tails' Nightmare is a series of fanmade Flash Games made by TheBlox. It stars Miles "Tails" Prower from Sonic the Hedgehog, who is plunged into a nightmare by the Tails Doll.

There are two games in the series. The first takes place in a creepy wasteland, and the second takes place in an underground cavern with acid pools. There was a planned third game with even a demo released, but it was cancelled permanently, with no signs of continuing it by the creator.

The Tails' Nightmare series contains examples of:

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In the second game, all difficulties above easy have the Tails Doll go into the background and enlarge himself, completely dwarfing Tails, as his final phase.
  • Big Bad: In all three games, the Tails Doll is the one who traps Tails in the nightmare.
  • Big Boo's Haunt: The entirety of the first game is set within a desolate wasteland with dead trees and red-colored vines.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The boss fight against Sonic.Exe ends with him surprising Tails with a lightning strike. Just as he's about to finish him off, a clone of Tails suddenly appears and knocks Exe into the lava.
  • Blackout Basement: Played with. During the second game, the player may choose to play the game with maximum darkness, or have no darkness at all.
  • Boss Battle: One in each game, both against the Tails Doll. The demo for the third game also features a boss fight against Sonic.Exe.
  • Jump Scare:
    • In the first game, after Tails beats Tails Doll, he runs over to the right, and then he suddenly catches him. Thankfully, it was All Just a Dream.
    • A more subtle one happens right after the second game's tutorial level, where Tails Doll awaits Tails at the end and he catches him, with an abrupt cut to black and a scream before Tails starts to have his second nightmare.
  • Lethal Lava Land: The third game's demo is set in a volcanic mountain with molten lava. The fire shield is useful here for not being burned to death but treats the lava like water with an added drowning meter.
  • Or Was It a Dream?:
    • Tails wakes up from his nightmare only to have the Tails Doll rise up from behind his bed. Subverted when Tails immediately notices him and punches the doll away off screen.
    • Sonic finds Tails lying on the grass and they both run off. They fail to notice Tails Doll lying behind them.
  • Promoted to Playable: Entering a secret password in the sequel allows you to play as the Tails Doll. Unfortunately, you can't unlock the passwords when playing as him.
  • Sprint Shoes: The speed shoes monitor appears in the sequel. Upon hitting the monitor containing it, Tails' shoes will change from his to Sonic's.
  • Underground Level: The entirety of the second game is set within an underground corridor with acid pools.