The last reported sighting of this mad machinist was off the southern coast of the Isle of Wrath, a small island uncomfortably situated in the middle of the perilous Welsh Triangle.
― Sly Cooper, from the episode's introduction[src]

"Tide of Terror" is the first episode of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. It was set in the Isle of Wrath, and the main antagonist was Sir Raleigh the frog.



As the gang made the trip to Wales, Sly took the opportunity to study up on Raleigh. The hot-tempered frog once lived a life of luxury and privilege but soon grew tired of it. He then tried his hand at a bit of piracy, which he found to be his calling. Raleigh was recruited by the Fiendish Five as their chief machinist, and his evil tinkering rose to new heights. He built himself a storm machine that would cause perpetual bad weather and ship wrecks, allowing him to plunder those ships for loot. His was hiding out off the coast of the Isle of Wrath, a small island uncomfortably situated in the perilous Welsh Triangle.


"A Stealthy Approach"
Sly and the gang arrived at an island that Sly had to venture through in order to find Raleigh's hideout.
"Prowling the Grounds"
Sly learned that he needed to collect several of Raleigh's treasure keys in order to infiltrate his storm machine and take him down.
"Into the Machine"
Sly explored the engine room of the boat, where he had to venture through a hazardous area, filled with machines and lava.
"High Class Heist"
Sly entered Raleigh's treasury, where the frog stashed all the loot he has plundered from the wrecked ships. It was also installed with the best security systems on the boat due to the value of the items.
"The Fire Down Below"
Sly ventured through the power source room for the storm machine, which was full of lava and dangerous machines that he had to make use of.
"A Cunning Disguise"
Sly entered Raleigh's booby-trapped library, where he had to use a barrel to protect himself from several dart-shooting traps.
"The Gunboat Graveyard"
Sly infiltrated Raleigh's wrecked ship graveyard, where some of the wrecked ships were kept as collectible items.
"Treasure in the Depths"
Sly used one of Raleigh's submarines to dive down into the secret underwater room and fend off against several crabs to prevent them from making off with any treasure chests.
"The Eye of the Storm"
After collecting all of the treasure keys, Sly faced off against Raleigh inside the storm machine.


Once Sly had defeated Raleigh, he reclaimed the pages he stole from the Thievius Raccoonus. These pages provided detailed instructions on how to perform the Ninja Spire Jump, a technique Sly's ninja ancestor Rioichi Cooper developed while sneaking into the thickly fortified castles of Feudal Japan.

Due to the untimely arrival of Carmelita Fox, Sly had difficulty escaping Raleigh's ship. However, Carmelita failed to find Sly but placed Raleigh and his crew under arrest. With the storm machine out of commission, boats returned to the ocean, and the mystery of the Welsh Triangle faded from memory. The gang then took a vacation in England, enjoying the pleasant weather. They soon returned home to prepare for their next trip.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Some of this episode's missions were given different names, as shown in the demo.
    • "High Class Heist" was called "Moolah Museum."
    • "A Cunning Disguise" was called "The Readin' Room."
    • "A Stealthy Approach" was called "Outside Raleigh's."
    • "Prowling the Grounds" was called "Raleigh's Retreat."
    • "The Fire Down Below" was called "Lava Lair."[1]
  • This entire episode was originally going to be completely underwater and feature a submarine that could turn its "wings" to fit through crevasses.[1]
  • All of the the walrus guards were originally purple instead of brown. The flashlight guards were still squids, but their appearances were different, plus they had different walking animations.


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