Rob Jinnai, on Aug 21 2003, 09:36 AM, said:
I can even tell you why. It's still doing the same effect as it's supposed to in 2P mode. The ? monitor switches Sonic/Tails place and currently held items. That is, in a level two people were racing in, if Sonic were near the goal with a shield, and Tails was near the beginning, and Tails for example hit a monitor and got the ?, then Tails would be near the end with the shield and Sonic would be back at the beginning!
It appears that when you're in Sonic Only mode, Tails' position is locked at 0000X 0000Y, so when you hit just one, you'll be pushed way up there and "dropped", and now your invincibility and running power are gone... to Tails. :D
That's cool though, because you can use it to replicate the beta's SS effect in the final. You must lay down an even number of Teleport monitors. Break them, and Sonic should regain his speed and invincibility, but in 'normal' fashion. Then, you can either continue playing like that, or you can break either an Invinicibility or a Speed Shoes monitor, and the effect will wear off as it normally does. Do both and you get 'Prototype SS' in the final. If you want to stay this way, however, you'll have to remain under 50 rings, or you'll snap back to full SS when you jump.