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</image> <group collapse="open"> <header>Info.</header> <label>Publisher</label> <label>Developer</label> <label>System(s)</label> <label>Release Date(s)</label> <label>Genre</label> <label>Number of Players</label> <label>Rating</label> </group> </infobox> Tail Concerto is an action-adventure platform video game developed by CyberConnect2 for the PlayStation. It was published by Bandai in Japan in April 1998, France the following December, and North America in November 1999 by Atlus.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The gameplay of Tail Concerto is simple, befitting of its status as the first game in the series. The player controls Waffle Ryebread in his police robo, which has its own set of moves.
Grab - By pressing the circle button, Waffle will grab an object in front of him. This is not only used to capture kittens, but also to pick up items, collect them and throw them
Bubble - By pressing the square button, the police robo will fire a bubble from a circular device at the front of the mech. This can be held down in order to properly aim a shot. The bubble is primarily used for stunning kittens, but is also the only way to damage vehicles and bosses without throwing back their projectiles with the aforementioned grab ability. This is upgraded at the very end of the game to deal more damage in the form of a green blast
Dive - By quickly tapping either left, right or down on the D-Pad and hitting the cross button, Waffle will dive in that direction. While not useful at first, it becomes invaluable during latter bosses, due to their attacks being more challenging to avoid
The player must use these abilities in order to capture all the kittens in a level, which will then yield that stage's crystal and allow for the boss to be fought. After every level, the player returns to Waffle's hometown of Porto in order to progress to the next objective.
Music[edit | edit source]
The main theme for the Japanese version titled "For Little Tail" (テイルコンチェルトOP「For little tail」) was performed by Kokia, which would be recorded just a year before her musical debut in 1998. The song was referred as an "illusion song" by Kokia as it would never see an official album release until the release of her 2010 album "Road to Glory ~Long Journey~". The same album would also feature an alternate and extended version of the song titled "For little tail ～once～".
LieN would go on to cover "For Little Tail" in their "Azur" album. A live version was also performed. The group then created an entirely new song for the game in the Tail Concerto Perfect Soundtrack titled "TAIL CONCERTO -Floating Island Story-".
The English version of Tail Concerto would instead feature an instrumental opening song composed by CC2. The French release of the game, however, would retain Kokia's song.
Manga[edit | edit source]
A short one-shot manga for Tail Concerto was published by Bandai and featured in Monthly Shōnen Ace's June 1998 issue. While the manga itself is currently only partially found, images of adverts have surfaced online. It was illustrated by mangaka Raka Masaki and tells the story of how Waffle and Alicia met 10 years before the events of the game.
Manga Gallery[edit | edit source]
Monthly Shōnen Ace June 1998 cover, featuring Waffle & Alicia (left)
Colored advert, exact source unknown
Index entry inside June 1998 issue
External Links[edit | edit source]
Official Website (Japanese)
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|Locations:||Porto | Resaca | Prairia | Grimto | Airleaf | Ferzen | Coolant | Archeonis | Factory | Fortress|
|Main Characters:||Waffle Ryebread | Alicia Pris | Flare Pris | Stare Pris|
|Supporting:||Panta | Russel Ryebread | Dr. Jones | Princess Terria | Cyan Garland | King Hound III|
|Enemies:||Kittens | Fool|
|Bosses:||Black Cat Mecha | Black Cat Mecha-II | Black Cat Mecha-III | Black Cat Mecha-IV | Black Cat Mecha-V | Iron Giant | Guardian|