On a day off, Amy decided to try and teach Tails how to use a crossbow, should anything ever happen to the team's expert marksman. Tails proved to be completely incapable of hitting a can from a not-very-great distance and moaned that they didn't need another crossbow expert. Indeed, Amy's ability to hit any target from seemingly any distance could not be bested by anyone. She showed deep dismay when Sonic the Hedgehog told her she had missed a target (although Sonic had actually just caught the arrow to save the life on an innocent civilian).
Crossbows have made minor appearances in the Sega Superstars installments. Ninja assassins attempted to use crossbows to weaken Max Hatchet in Streets of Rage, but the vigilante simply leapt over the bolts and watched as they each slammed into the other ninja. Joe Musashi has also had extensive archery practice with a longbow, extending to using one while riding a horse.