How old is Tails in Sonic: The Hedgehog?

A little yellow fox might not be as old as you think.

Miles "Tails" Prower is one of the most adorable and iconic characters in the ever-so-popular Sonic: The Hedgehog series. Although age is something that Sonic fans rarely discuss, it is essential to know how old Tails is if you're a massive fan of his. In this article, we gathered information about Tails' age, when he first appeared, and everything you should know about him!

Tails' age during Sonic: The Hedgehog

Hologram of Tails in Sonic Frontier
Image by Sonic Team

Tails first appeared in Sonic: The Hedgehog 2. The lead designer of Tails, Yasushi Yamaguchi, intended Tails to look like a five-year-old fox. However, the developers changed Tails' age to eight upon the official release of the sequel, meaning that he's nearly half Sonic's age.

If we're to look at it in real-time, Sega released the first Sonic game on June 23, 1991, and its sequel on November 21, 1992. Tail's birthday is on October 6, 1984, making him roughly six years old during the events of Sonic: The Hedgehog.

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Five Tails' facts that you should know

Sonic and Tails in a Sonic Stage
Image by Sonic Team

Tails is genuinely a soft character, and fans got attached to him due to his personality. If you're a full-blown Tails' fanatic, here are five facts you should know about him:

  1. During the early design stages of Tails, Yamaguchi initially designed his eyes to have an all-black appearance, which would have been a scary sight.
  2. Tails has three solo games wherein he is the lead protagonist. First is Tails' Skypatrol, followed by Tails Adventure, and lastly, Tails and the Music Maker.
  3. In the unreleased game Sonic X-treme, Tails was a playable character that players could control in first-person flight mode.
  4. Sonic first ignored Tails during their time on West Side Island. Sonic only acknowledged Tails when he could keep up with the blue speedster.
  5. Tails has the mechanical prowess that rivals Dr. Eggman's ability. Tails would go on to invent mechanical gadgets for the gang to use.

Whether you're playing Sonic Frontiers on the Switch or Sonic Origins, Tails will be everyone's favorite yellow fox. There are lots of instances where fans hate the new side character. However, Tails won the hearts of every Sonic fan.

If you're looking for more info about Sonic the Hedgehog, check out Sonic Frontiers Review: Fast but not Furious and How to get all characters in Roblox Sonic Speed Simulator here at Pro Game Guides.

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