Was 0:58 frustrating to get? I mean shit, how long did that take you?
It took me about 4 hours, this includes studying the map and testing different routes. Concerning frustration, I think it's a very subjective thing, some get frustrated more easily than others. I, for one get very seldomly frustrated while playing the classic Sonic games, I guess that also relates to the games' characteristics; there's virtually no RNG, most ILs are very short and when you mess up, you can start anew in no time at all, thanks to level select.
I think the concept of time attacking a ring attack has a lot of potential.
Regarding Sonic 1, maybe we could make a thread where people can post their times and the original post gets updated regularly with the new times, so that you can see all the times at a glance.