The Curse of the Tails Doll
Takashi Iizuka warned Sega not to release Sonic R, a game Mr. Takashi helped design for the Sega Saturn Platform. With the growing popularity of Sonic in 1996, the producers were not about to halt the game's launch on some unexplained glitches.
When the game hit the market in 1997, many consumers were surprised to find for the first time an unlock-able character called the tails doll.
Although there were no glitches in the game, some say they experienced cold chills, unexplained light flashes and .. cold tea.
In a private conversation we had with Mr. Takashi, he explained that there is absolutely no harm that can come from playing the game. As our conversation closed, he warned me not to tempt the tails doll.
A few, if I may, idiots could not ignore these unexplained phenomenons. One consumer (out of respect we keep his name private) waved a white blanket in the bathroom at night. He chanted “I have seen your red light oh great one” with the song can you feel the sunshine playing in the background as he turned on a red flashlight.
It was there! Right inside the red beam of the flashlight with its wet hands gripping the white tub and the glowing red emerald.
They were in a deadlock stare, the tails doll had him trapped in a daze that made a few seconds feel like a lifetime.
Before the consumer could react, the flashlight suddenly turned off and the last thing the he saw was the grinning white teeth of the tails doll.
It is said that the tails doll forever traps those into the game who temp fate. The evidence is in the new glitch that occurred immediately after this incident. Once the tails doll has been played, the song “can you feel the sunshine” never stops playing, even on different levels.
Does the song play as a warning from the consumer poor trapped soul, or is the tails doll playing the song to lure more victims into the game?
“Can you see the sun is shining on me. It makes me feel so free, so alive, it makes me want to survive.”