Anyone can play created levels, but only VIP Members can create new ones. Using its built-in level editor, members can place level chunks and objects, like Rings and Badniks, into a level grid. The only required object in the editor is the Goal Plate to end the level, anything else is up to the user to make.
Once finished editing the level, the level is uploaded to the pool of levels on PlaySEGA to let anyone play them. The freedom allows for different types of levels, including speedy ones with many hills and loops, thinking levels with only one way to the goal, or even levels filled with rings and speed shoes just to rack up points. However, there is only one environment and song for the levels, making the software somewhat limited.
- http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_Level_Creator - Sonic the Hedgehog Level Creator at Sonic Retro