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Tails and the Music Maker

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Tails and the Music Maker
Publisher: Sega, Imagineer (Japan)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Pico
Genre: Educational
Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Sega Pico
JP
1995-12-05 ¥4,980 T-150050
Sega Pico
US
1994-10-04 $? 49023
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Pico
UK
1995-12-05 £? ?
Sega Pico
FR
1995-12-05  ?F ?
Sega Pico
DE
1995-12-05 DM ? ?
Sega Pico
ES
1995-12-05  ?Ptas ?
Sega Pico
IT
1995-12-05  ?£ ?
Sega Pico
BR
1995-12-05 R$? ?
Sega Pico
CA
199x $? ?
Videogame Rating Council: GA
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Tails and the Music Maker is an education game for the Sega Pico starring Miles "Tails" Prower, who uses this game to teach children about music. The object of the game is to learn scales, tempo, rhythm, and about instruments, and then match the music to the instruments. The player may also create his or her own music and teaches children about musical instruments. This educational concept is similar to games like Sonic's Schoolhouse.

Gameplay

As with all Sega Pico games, the player uses the Magic Pen and directional buttons to solve different puzzles or play minigames depending on the active Storyware page. In Tails and the Music Maker, there are six pages available.

Page 1

Animated title screen. The main theme plays as black, red, and yellow notes float around Tails.

Page 2

Green Hill Zone is very similar to its appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit). There are waterfalls, chequered hills, and palmtrees in the background.

  • Activity 1 - "Travels With Tails": Directing Tails to the waterfall on the left leads to a simple platforming activity through Green Hill Zone in the summer, fall, and winter. At the top of the screen is a box that shows the player what action they are performing. Tails can stop, tiptoe, jump, or run to avoid falling coconuts from trees, collapsing bridges, and pits that spring him back up. The background music changes depending on the action Tails is performing. Unlike the original and more familiar Green Hill Zone, there are no badniks, loop-de-loops, slopes, rings, or spikes. The activity is also fairly slow-paced, and the stage is designed more like that of a more basic platformer.
  • Activity 2: Dragging Tails to the right where the frogs are leads to a game of musical chairs. The player must leap from lily pad to lily pad avoiding the one that is glowing orange. When the music stops, the glowing lily pad disappears.

Page 3

Tails stands in front of a set of platforms that lead up to some sort of musical pinball machine as Dr. Robotnik can be seen in his Egg-O-Matic in the background.

  • Activity 1 - "Percussion Ball": Percussion Ball is a music-themed pinball game in which Tails acts as the ball, much like in Casino Night Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The bumpers are shaped like percussion instruments, and upon being hit, they emit the sound of the instrument they represent.
  • Activity 2: This activity emphasizes drawing shapes with the Magic Pen. The player must draw proper circles around the notes slowly bouncing around the clef. When a note bounces, the letter of its key is displayed on the bar at the right side of the screen. When a note is circled, its letter will glow green. To complete the activity, the player must circle all of the notes.

Manuals

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Production credits

  • Producer (Sega): Cindy Claveran
  • Producer (Novotrade): Shannon Donnelly
  • Project Manager: Ann Lediaev
  • Designer: Shannon Donnelly
Programming
  • Lead Programmer: Jim Schuler
  • Assistant Programmer: Rick Chipeco
Art
  • Background Artists: Ellen Drucker, Connie Goldman
  • Animators: Martine Gaudissart, Barbara Lipton, Laura Smith
Sound
  • Composer: David Scheffler
  • Sound Designer: Greg Turner
Source: In-game credits


Physical scans

Sega Pico, US
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Cover
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Cart
TailsMusicMaker Pico US manual.pdf
Manual
Sega Pico, UK
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Cover
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Cart
TailsMusicMaker Pico UK manual.pdf
Manual
Sega Pico, JP
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Cover
Sega Pico, ES
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Cover
Tails-musicmaker-es-cart.jpg
Cart
Tailsandthemusicmaker es manual.pdf
Manual
Sega Pico, FR
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Cover
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Cart
Sega Pico, IT Giochi Preziosi
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Cover
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Cart
Sega Pico, IT

Sega Pico, DE
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Cover
Sega Pico, BR
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Cover
Sega Pico, CA

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
Cartridge (US)
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
Cartridge (EU)
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-06-03 CD-R disc[1]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-06-08 CD-R disc[2]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-06-24 CD-R disc[3]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-07-02 CD-R disc[4]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-07-22 CD-R disc[5]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-06-24 CD-R disc[6]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-09-27 CD-R disc[7]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1994-10-05 CD-R disc[8]

References

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Sonic games for the following systems
Sega Pico
 1994  Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld     1995  Tails and the Music Maker    
 Unreleased  Sonic Jr.