Also, what about a challenge where you need to finish an act (or a zone?) without obtaining any rings. In this challenge the choice of level would be free i guess. Probably too easy for a master emerald again.
Funny you should mention that.
MK and I have been working our asses off the past couple of days to try and complete a full game without collecting any rings. The Knuckles in Sonic 1 hack gives us the best chance - the only ten rings that appear unavoidable at this stage cover a switch in Labyrinth 2.
I made a GMV
which currently completes
GH EDIT: up to SY1
with no rings, but it'll be updated soon enough to include Marble and Spring Yard. (SY will be an exercise in frustration for me, but you guys are going to love it.)
Also RPG is a ho for editing my posts. I call power abuse. And no, I'm not being hypocritical in any way. >_>
Douglas: If I were to, hypothetically, actually submit this to TASvideos, which do you think is more impressive? "NO RINGS FOR THE ENTIRE GAME!!!" or "NO RINGS FOR THE ENTIRE GAME except ten I couldn't avoid"?
Hence I continue to work on a way to avoid the last ten.