SEGA admit Sonic Lost World similarities with Super Mario Galaxy

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Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has admitted that their level design in Wii U exclusive Sonic Lost World shares similarities with Super Mario Galaxy, although such results weren’t intentional.

“With Lost World we wanted to evolve how Sonic works in 3D,” Iizuka explained to Official Nintendo Magazine. “When you think about a 3D level, it’s still limited – the sides are limited – so we talked about making levels as cubes or tubes.

“Expanding the sides around 360 degrees enables players to take many paths, not just two or three. We ended up with a tube stage and realised we were a bit close to Mario Galaxy!”

Heralded as one of Nintendo’s greats, such parallels to the Wii title certainly aren’t a criticism.

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