Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Ty The Tasmanian Tiger is the first title in a video game series of the same name for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. It was produced by Krome Studios in 2002. The sequel, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue, was released in 2004 and was available for PlaySation 2, Xbox, Gamecube, and Game Boy Advance. In 2005, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan was released for all the above consoles.
All of the games take place in Austrailia and are highly themed around boomerangs as they are the primary weapon of many characters.
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Ty The Tasmanian Tiger
Ty, in a chance meeting with the Bunyip Elder, discovers that his parents - who he had long assumed to be dead - are actually alive. Ty's parents had defeated the evil Boss Cass in battle many years before and in retaliation, Cass imprisoned them in the Dreamtime realm. In order to open the Dreamtime realm and rescue his family, Ty must find the five Talismans and place them into the sockets they once inhabited.
A koala friend of his, Julius, uses a special invention to open portals to places where thunder eggs (a type of geode) are located, and when enough are found, he can power a machine that opens portals to the places where the Talismans are located. After travling through these portals to other places in the Outback, Ty eventually confronts another Tasmanian tiger like himself. It turns out that he was hired by Boss Cass (a cassowary) to stop Ty. He eventually finds Boss Cass who has the last Talisman, and after defeating him with the help of Sly (the enemy tiger who turned out to be Ty's brother), Ty replaces it and his family is safe once again.
Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue
Ty and Shazza run into Ranger Ken who tells them that Boss Cass has escaped from Currawong Jail and has hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles, and in order to power them, he needs the warm-blooded energy of mammals. Dennis, the Green Tree Frog, has formed "Bush Rescue", an organization to stop Cass and his minions.
Unlike the previous game, Opals are used as currency and can be traded for items to improve health, purchase mechanical Bunyip keys, and upgrade boomerangs. The game is also free-roaming, and most travel is achieved by Shazza's off-roader. Ty completes missions asigned to him, some relating to Boss Cass and others just to be helpful. After fighting several bosses that Fluffy (a horned lizzard and Boss Cass' number-one operative) sends after Ty, he gains all of the parts necessary to build the Shadow Bunyip, and then he defeats Boss Cass, and saves the town of Burramudgee.
Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan
Ty and Shazza are summonned to the Dreamtime realm by the Bunyip Elder to help fight a mysterious enemy: the Quinkan. After defeating the Quinkan, Ty goes through training to prepare him should the Quinkan escape to the real world. While teleporting back to Burramudgee, a Quinkan knocks Shazza away from Ty. When Ty emerges from the portal, he finds that six months have passed and that Burramudgee has been overrun. He joins Dennis, a treefrog, in a war against the Quinkan.
Shazza is eventually kidnapped, and Ty has to work with Boss Cass and Fluffy (a horned lizard) to save Shazza. Boss Cass seems to have reformed as he continues the aid the Bush Rescue team, and they eventually find the Quinkan expert, who is surprisingly Gooboo Steve. After finding Steve, he tells them where the secret weapon to defeat the Quinkan is. Once the Shadowring and the Shadow Stones have been collected, they confront the Quinking. After the Quinking's defeat though, Boss Cass attempts to destroy Ty and the Quinking simultaineously with a massive laser. However, Fluffy pushed Ty out of the way, taking the shot in his place. Afterwards, with New Burramudgee rebuilt, Fluffy finally get regarded as a hero,(complete with memorial statue).
- Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
- Bunyip Elder
- Lenny the Lyrebird
- Ranger Ken
- Sly the Tasmanian Tiger
- Princess orchid
- Blue Tongued Lizards
- Boss Cass
- Fluffy (Before Night of the Quinkan)
- Frill Lizards
- Ninja Geckos
- Sly the Tasmanian Tiger (Before Bush Rescue)