The Hyper Heli-Tails[1] (ハイスピードヘリテイル[2] Haisupīdoheriteiru?, lit. "High Speed Helitail") is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Available only to Miles "Tails" Prower, obtaining this power-up allows Tails to fly through midair for a few seconds. It is the equivalent of Sonic's Rocket Shoes.


The monitors with the Hyper Heli-Tails feature an image of Tails flying through the air with orange sparkles released in his wake on their screens.


In Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, when opening a monitor containing the Hyper Heli-Tails, Tails will immediately begin flying around in midair with his twin-tails, albeit at a much faster pace that with his Heli-Tails technique. At the same time, an upbeat background music can be heard. While flying around using the Hyper Heli-Tails, the player must use Controlpadds to steer Tails. With it, the player can gain or lose altitude or change direction. However, controlling Tails while under the influence of the Hyper Heli-Tails can be tough as upward rising and descent can be rather quick while turning in the opposite direction can be strenuous.

After using the Hyper Heli-Tails for a short while, its effects will disappear and Tails will fall down to the ground. Also, if the player bumps into a hazard, the Hyper Heli-Tails is immediately negated. Also, since Sonic cannot use the Hyper Heli-Tails, its monitors are replaced with either Rocket Shoes or Jet Boards (Robotnik Winter Zone only) in his playthrough.

The Hyper Heli-Tails monitors can be found in Tails' playthrough of Great Turquoise Zone, Sunset Park Zone and Robotnik Winter Zone. Also, in Atomic Destroyer Zone Act 3, Tails will come across a single Hyper Heli-Tails monitor at the beginning of the Act that the player has to use to proceed. While flying around thanks to the Hyper Heli-Tails however, Metal Sonic will suddenly start following Tails and hit him from behind, making the player lose the Hyper Heli-Tails and initiating a duel with Metal Sonic.

See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (Sega Game Gear) United States instruction booklet, pg. 9.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 13.
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