So, I was playing Sonic and the Secret Rings, and it inspired me to make a hack of Sonic 2
Sonic 2 Secret Rings Edition
Go to the options menu to select a mission:
Normal: Play the game normally
Hands Off: Finish the stage with 0 rings (you can collect rings, you just have to finish with 0)
Diehard: Don't die
Perfect: Don't get hurt (even with a shield)
Stealth Attack: Don't destroy any enemies
Super Sonic: Start the level as Super Sonic and keep the transformation for the whole level, with an increased ring drain. Item boxes except speed shoes provide extra rings.
No Rings: Don't collect any rings (even from monitors).
Escort: Don't let Tails die or fall behind. Possibly the hardest mission that can be completed on all levels.
Rampage: Destroy all the badniks in the level.
Ring Collection: Collect a certain amount of rings.
Failing any of these will result in an instant GAME OVER. Otherwise, you have infinite lives.
Press START on the Mission select to go to the Level Select screen.
Hands Off doesn't work on Sky Chase, Wing Fortress, or Death Egg, as they lack a signpost/capsule.
Ideas for other missions would be appreciated, as long as it's within my (somewhat limited) capabilities, or someone could help me with it.
Things I want to do:
A counter for said missions, preferably replacing the TIME counter, and looking like this: MISN 000/100
Disabling the time over behavior.
Possibly loading different ring/object layouts depending on the mission
Video of someone that isn't me playing all the levels with Super Sonic mission