You are not going to believe this.
I have just played Shadow’s first action stage, Radical Highway, on mission 4. Get to the goal within 3 minutes. That is very tough, but it is doable if you’re good enough.
Several things went wrong in the run, I messed up one trick, forcing me to take the long way, and then as I was jumping for a shortcut (grinding down the suspension bridge which leads to a 1000 point bonus) the collision detection fucked up, sending me THROUGH the rail. So I had to take ANOTHER long way.
Near the end, I said to myself: "No, I’m not gonna make it, I’ve still got these two corkscrews to go…" and after I’d cleared them and seen the Goal Ring, I had about three seconds left. I did a spin dash, and an enemy dropped from the sky, and interruped it. It blew him up, though, and then I just quickly started it again, with about a second left on the clock. As I was a few metres away from the goal ring, I said, "Shiiit, it’s gonna run out…!" But I hit the ring, and the screen went white! As Shadow span around and said "HERE WE GO!" as his victory speech thing, I looked at the timer.
And it said… "2:59:99"!!!
ZOMG!! A HUNDREDTH OF A SECOND!! I wish I had a video to show you, but the camera wasn’t running, cuz I was swearing a lot cuz of the crap luck I was having sometimes. But I DO have a picture of the stage best time, just to prove it!
No, I have NOT Photoshopped that time in, that is genuinely what I got! As you can see, the red box is highlighting the 4th mission, which is the time limit mission on every stage! And if you have the game, and have got to that mission, load it up, and it WILL say something along the lines of "Get to the goal within 3 minutes 0 seconds!"
I was laughing my ass off, nearly LITERALLY! That’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me on SA2B.
Right, I’ll be off to bed now. See ya later.
PS: Welcome to the… um… club, stargirl-93! Have no idea who you are, but what the hey.