"So [Yuji Naka] just says: "F**k it! Let's just make Sonic 2 again!" It turned out that he was being sarcastic. However, we were much too far into development at that point."
— Anonymous member of Sonic Team, explaining why this game was made.
Check it out! It's the last piece of logic left! ...Screw that noise.
— docfuture, summing up