Tails Saves are large balloons that resemble Tails' head. Unlike the real Tails though, the Tails Saves are rounder with shorter hair bangs and black-colored eyes.
In Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Tails Saves appear as collectable items in the game's Acts. In gameplay, they serve as a replacement of the original game's life system. The counter for the amount of Tails Saves the player is presented in the upper left corner of the HUD, replacing the life counter from Sonic Colors. A Tails Save is automatically spent whenever the player fails an Act, whether it is by taking damage without Rings or falling into a bottomless pit. When a Tails Save is used, rather than respawning from the beginning of an Act, starting over from last Star Post touched, or getting a game over, Tails will come in, pick up Sonic and put him back in his last known location.