Ty the Tasmanian Tiger

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Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox, PC (HD re-release)
Release Date(s):
North America - 10 September 2002, Australia - 22 November 2002

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is the first game in the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series made by Krome Studios and Electronic Arts. It has also gotten an HD remake, released on the 13th of December 2016, which is available for purchase on Steam.


Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is set mainly in the Outback of Australia, in a place called Rainbow Cliffs. This is set when Ty is a full-grown Thylacine. He traverses the Outback, going to Bli Bli Station, Pippy Beach, Lake Burril, and Boss Cass' lair.


Several years ago, an epic battle ensued between would-be dictator Cassowary Boss Cass and a family of Thylacines for control of five mystical Talismans. Boss Cass managed to trap all the Tigers in the Dreamtime by using these, although the portal was destroyed and the Talismans scattered thanks to one of the family members (Ty's father) throwing his boomerang to dislodge the Talismans as he was drawn through the portal.

A family of bilbies adopted the last Tasmanian Tiger, Ty, who was left behind. Years later, a Bunyip informs Ty, the Tasmanian Tiger, about his heritage and Boss Cass. Ty sets out to find the Talismans before Cass to rescue his family and save the outback from Boss Cass' Plan. Ty's old friend, Maurie, a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, introduces him to a scientist named Julius, a Koala who has invented a device that will find the Talismans and warp him to their locations. The catch is that the device requires a power source unique to the Outback known as Thunder Eggs, which Ty must collect.

With help from his friend Shazza the Dingo, Ranger Ken and Dennis the Green Tree Frog, Ty comes closer to freeing his family and the Outback from the tyrannical domination of Boss Cass.

It is at this point that Cass, learning of Ty's collecting the Thunder Eggs and Talismans, deploys his highest-ranking henchman - another Tasmanian Tiger. Ty and his foe clash several times, and during their last duel (after fighting a Ghost Bat and her smaller minions), Ty actually saves his rival from falling to his death in a river of lava.

During the final fight against Cass's massive robot, the mysterious other Tiger - Sly - makes an appearance. Declaring he has turned against Cass, he gives Ty the Doomerang their family used to scatter the Talismans beforehand, and Ty takes down the Cassowary, saving Australia and his family.


Characters in italics appear for the first time in the series.

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger - Stig Wemyss

Maurie - Terry Gill

Shazza - Martine Shea

Sly - Stig Wemyss

Bri - Stig Wemyss

Boss Cass - Clement von Franckenstein

Rex - Danny McMaster

Elle - Kym Wilson

Aurora - Kym Wilson

Fluffy - Kym Wilson

Sheila - Debi Mae West

Julius - Paul Flaherty

Neddy the Bully - David Lodge

Dennis - Daron Jennings

Boonie - Daron Jennings

Ranger Ken - Ken Hudson Campbell

Lenny the Lyrebird - Terence McGovern

Wedgewood the Pirate - Bill Farmer

Frills - Bill Farmer

Andy the Wombat - Matt Hill

Nandu Gili - J.S. Gilbert

Blue Tongue - J.S. Gilbert

Shadow the Ghost Bat - Kate Fitzpatrick

The Bilbies - Joe Bertini

The Seahorse - Kristie Raymond

Other voices - Tony Parmenter, Robert Butterworth, Louis Johnston, George Stamatiadis, Mark Richardson, Steve Stamatiadis, John Passfield, Nicole Stark


2 unknown thylacines

Cy 1024


External Links

Main games Ty the Tasmanian TigerTy the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush RescueTy the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the QuinkanTy the Tasmanian Tiger 4: Bush Rescuers
App games Ty the Tasmanian Tiger: Boomerang BlastTy the Tasmanian Tiger: Bush Rescue HQ
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