Sonic & Tails Spinner

From Sonic Retro


Sonic & Tails Spinner
System(s): Arcade
Genre: Redemption
Release Date RRP Code Rating
2002  ? ?

Sonic & Tails Spinner is a 2002 redemption machine. It is no longer manufactured, but can still be found in various arcades in the United States. Players spin the wheel and gain points which can then be redeemed for tickets. In turn these tickets can be cashed in for prizes. The sound effects and cabinet art are from Sonic Adventure. After a coin is inserted, the Sonic and Tails wheels start spinning, in opposite directions. The player presses the flashing "Sonic" button first to stop the Sonic wheel, and the number on the outside ring that Sonic's finger is pointing to is the first multiplier. After stopping the Sonic wheel, the "Tails" button activates, and stops the Tails wheel when pressed. Tails points to the numbers on the inside ring. The amount of tickets dispensed is Sonic's number multiplied by Tails' number.

Sound Effects

If nobody is playing, part of the Twinkle Park level music plays. When a coin is inserted, it plays the "checkpoint" sound from Sonic Adventure. While the wheels are spinning, it loops part of the Twinkle Circuit music. If more than 10 tickets are won, a character voice clip congratulates the player.

Tails- "Yeah!" or "You did it!"

Sonic- "Cool!" or "You got it!"

Knuckles- "Yeah!"

If less than 10 tickets are won, there is no voice clip, and a "gloomy" music clip, probably from Sonic Adventure, plays. If more than 100 tickets are won,the machine plays Sonic Adventure "Level complete" music and a character voice clip. As tickets are dispensed, the ring sound effect plays for every 2 tickets won.

Known Locations

  • Playland Arcade (on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, DE.)
  • Planet Fun (Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, VA)
  • Disney World's Contemperary Resort (Also has a Sonic Spinner)
  • Disney World's Pop Century Resort (within the lobby's Fast Forward Arcade)


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External Links

SEGA Amusements USA's Sonic Spinner page

Sonic games for the following systems
 1991  Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car     1993  Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | SegaSonic the Hedgehog     1996  Sonic the Fighters     2011  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2020  Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition    
 1992  UFO Mini: SegaSonic     1993  Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Popcorn Shop     1994  Sonic's Space Tours     1997  Sonic the Hedgehog AWP     2002  Sonic & Tails Spinner     2003  CR Sonic     2007  Sonic Spinner     2008  Sonic Live!