I'm planning another Top Sonic list and would like your input. Which Special Stage do you think is the worst? In terms of accessing it and the stage itself. For example:
I think that the Special Stages in Sonic Advance 3 are the worst. First of all you need to find all the Chao in that zone (Hub, Act 1, 2 and 3), then you need to find a key in one of the acts where the Chao were hidden and finally seek out the Special Spring in the zone's Hub. The Special Stages themselves don't fair much better. Taking inspiration from Sonic Advance's Special Stages, you ride the Tornado flying towards the rings in Mode7. This wouldn't be so bad if the plane didn't take up so much of the screen and it's hard to judge if you are positioned right to collect the rings. Not to mention the rings are small and will occasionally blend into the background. If you fail you have to find the key all over again.