I finally confirmed for myself that the myth of Super Tails is real, and he is awesome. Figuring out that I had Sonic 3 & Knuckles in my possession has been the pinnacle of my summer. B)
Though, I gotta admit, I was a little underwhelmed. All Super Tails gets is a few flickies buzzing around him? He probably could have just gone down to the beach with an open bag of chips and achieved the same effect, without having to go through 14 bonus stages.
It's okay, I still love you, pre-3D Tails.