In this mode, stages are much more difficult to complete. The game saves after every stage in this mode and allows the player to resume the last level reached by the player during game-play. There are no specific missions in this mode, thus allowing the player to take their time during the stage as no ranks are given. Only Team Sonic is playable in Super Hard Mode, but despite this, this mode is obviously not considered part of their gameplay. All teams are playable only if the memory editor or any cheating device is used. Notably, comical elements are added to the levels in Super Hard Mode such as seagulls in Seaside Hill. A similar mode exists in Shadow the Hedgehog called Expert Mode.