Only this time with less emeralds (none, in fact – I didn’t even try) and more speed (achievements for completing Chemical Plant 1 and the whole game quickly – GET!).
I then had a go playing online in VS mode. Oh dear. Whoever hosts, wins. This seems to be a common thing with these Sega XBLA games (see also Streets of Rage 2). If you’re not hosting, there’s a second delay between pressing a button and the action being carried out. This makes the main VS levels really difficult to win as you can’t time jumps properly, but makes the VS Special Stages impossible as you also have the handicap of being Tails, who starts behind Sonic. Rubbish.