Okay, loyal Emerald Challenge fans! Your perilous wait is finally over. The real chalenges begin now!
You'll notice that my Chaos Emeralds from this season were quite mundane -- following a classic pattern that wasn't necessary to uphold the theme. This time, as I will show you in the challenge below, all that goes out the window.
Tonight you'll see the beginning of a chain of some of the hardest challenges I've ever written. But beyond that, they will -not- fall under the cliches they have been known to fall under. You will see true challenges of Speed, Observance, Defense, Calmness, Grace, Offense, Endeavor, et al, that will push you to your limits in each category.
When the Chaoses first released, I made the claim that I changed the order of release to patch up an early mistake. The truth is that I have released them in order of ascending difficulty!
That means this Calmness
challenge is what I consider to be the lesser of all the others in terms of how hard it is to complete. In truth it bears a single condition, despite its wording: Remain steadfast, even while the resources are low. Do so, and you'll earn my first elite award, the Blue Super Emerald! Good Luck! Blue Super Emerald Challenge:
As Super Sonic in Sonic 3 & Knuckles
, go to The Doomsday Zone
and engage in the second boss fight. You may not land the first hit on that boss until your ringcount goes below 10. After the first hit, your ringcount must remain below 10
for the rest of the level.
The challenge is complete when the screen fully fades and the ending cutscenes begin. You may stop your recording then.
You may begin your recording anytime before the first boss leaves your view.
If your ringcount is seen at or above 10 at anytime in the video, your run is invalid.
If you die while the screen is fading, your run is invalid.