Desert Dazzle was a scrapped zone for the 2012 re-release of Sonic CD. It was a level coined by "Taxman", who posted the information about Desert Dazzle. According to him, this level was cut so the game didn't stray too far from its original form. However, the original screenshot of it is still featured in-game.
- Desert Dazzle was based off the beta images of Dust Hill Zone, a cut level from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- It is possible that Desert Dazzle is R2 in the Level Select.
- Christian Whitehead probably made this level to replace the original R2, as the original data of R2 may have been erased later in the original development of Sonic CD.