It goes without saying, but it will be said regardless: This a Time Attack edition of the game, in which the object of the hack is to play through the zones/acts of Sonic 2 as fast as you can and set the best time records possible. Once you’ve completed an act, the game will record your time, provided you beat your record.
Time Attack game features
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Time Attack, AKA, Sonic 2 Time Attack, AKA, S2TA, is a hack of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. But as you may have guessed, it’s a Time Attack edition. The object of the game is to play the regular levels/acts contained in Sonic 2, but to do it as fast as you can.
Once you’ve past the signpost at the end of the level (or opened the Egg Prison), the timer will stop, and it may record your time. It depends if you were faster. I do know there is a Sonic 1 version of this done by Cinossu (which is a lot more advanced), but from my knowledge, no one has done a Sonic 2 version, so here I go.
If it’s your first time playing, then all levels/acts will have a Best Time of 9’59″99. So, on your first go on each level/act, no matter what you get, it will record it. You can then try to beat your new time, or move on.
When you’re on a level, the HUD will always display your Best Time, your current time, and the number of rings. If you beat your Best Time, it will record your newer time. If you do not beat it, it will not record it; simple.
When starting the game, there are 3 options; Stage select (level select), Your Times menu, and Options. All these are accessible at any time during menus. The “Your Times” menu is where you can view all your best times between two pages (couldn’t make them all fit to one page without it looking decently clear).
Play Sonic 2: Time Attack online
You can play Sonic 2: Time Attack online here, in a web browser, for free!