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Head Of Sonic Team Says Sonic Lost World Tube Levels Are Reminiscent Of Mario Galaxy

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The head of Sonic TeamΒ Takashi Iizuka says that some of the floating levels that can be found in Wii U and Nintendo 3DS exclusive Sonic Lost World remind him of Mario Galaxy.Β Iizuka was asked if theΒ floating levels that are devoid of gravityΒ where Sonic can run freely upside down were inspired by the legendary Super Mario Galaxy. Iizuka said the following.

“With Lost World we wanted to evolve how Sonic works in 3D. 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 tune stage and realised we were a bit close to Mario Galaxy!”

Thanks, Jason

116 comments

    1. Especially since galaxy is the highest rated game of all time, this will impress :D

  1. Definitely a day one buy for me! But wait the Wii U has no games for it! Hmm…..

      1. Well obviously it isn’t but it’s a quality game that’s confirmed for Wii U. Plus the Wii U does have some good games on it that you can’t play on other companies’ platforms such as New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU, Scribblenaughts Unlimited, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, New Super Luigi U, Game and Wario, etc… The games are there and more are coming along the way. I mean I’m going broke this year with all the games I will be getting: Super Mario 3D Land, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Sonic Lost World, Batman Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Watch_Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV, Rayman Legends, Deus Ex: Human Revolution-Director’s Cut, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Yoshi’s Island 3, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds. That’s not even mentioning all the indie and older games I will be buying as well. I know it’s not fun being a Nintendo gamer right now but there is a lot to offer in the upcoming months. I hope you will show third parties your support on Wii U.

  2. But… But…
    WII U HAS NO GAMES!!! ESPECIALLY 3RD PARTY, LET ALONE AN EXCLUSIVE! AND A GOOD ONE!!! AFGGHHFTGGFTBNMJYTTVCRGBHFIRSTJNGTGBNGRYJ!!!!

  3. Lol. Even Sega outright says “It’s not Sonic Xtreme, it’s based off of Mario Galaxy”. When all those fans said “It’s Sonic Xtreme, not Mario Galaxy”.

    1. the sonic fanbase are fucking the worst fanbase ever. fuck the fur fags. nothing is good enough, it just goes on and on with them.

    2. He said that the levels reminded him of mario galaxy, not that it was inspired by mario galaxy. How fucking dull can you fanboys get?

        1. I used to be fucking obsessed with the series when I was a little kid, now I’ve grown up and don’t really care as much about it as I used to, I still play the games a little bit but it saddens me to see a company finally get their mascot franchise out of rock bottom and then send it all the way back to rock bottom because some nintendo fanboys will eat up whatever shit they get just because it’s a nintendo exclusive. Please don’t compare me to those digusting creatures.

  4. Brings tear to my eye that blue hedgehog is still going strong even after Sega becamed 3rd party and they made mistakes with the franchise. When Sonic games are good they are better than Mario games imo. When Sega focuses on 1 console instead of 3 they deliver good quality.

      1. I’m actually quite successful with the Ladies bro :), You would presume i’m some ugly nerd or some shit because I like Nintendo a lot right ? wrong.

        I’m 6ft 3 and weigh 17 stone and i’m not fat. Wrap your head around that ;)

    1. We know all know you are boy trying to troll people. Girls dont hang on video game blogs they arent that pathetic. They dont want gamers as their boyfriends thats why many are closet gamers so they can get girls. You are disgusting and some sick male with very lame sense of humour.

      1. You going be surprised. Go play some MMO games and tell me how many female are playing? I know a lot for SWTOR, LOL, WOW, and even Guild Wars 2.

  5. Millions of Sega and Sonic fans having been waiting for the blue blur to ‘RUN’ like this. Finally we shall be playing along side our sega family on 2 Nintendo consoles at super sonic speed :).

  6. Yeah I did notice that tube thingy Sonic was running on looked like something from Galaxy. But it was pretty evident from the start that this game was inspired from Galaxy. Looks cool and can’t wait to try it.

  7. even SEGA themselves say it wasn’t inspired by Mario Galaxy, and yet you idiots STILL refuse to admit it that it wasn’t.

  8. Lost World looks like it’s going to be a sucky sonic game imo. They should’ve stuck with the Generations gameplay…sonic is all about going back to a level and playing it again and again, and memorizing the layout so you can get through it as fast as possible. Lost World is throwing EVERYTHING out of the window with the parkour system and the PRESS THE RIGHT TRIGGER TO RUN! Jesus christ, what was going through SEGA’s mind? “Hm..lets see…the fans don’t seem to like how everything is automated in the sonic 4 games…OH! I JUST GOT A GREAT IDEA! HOW ABOUT WE AUTOMATE EVERYTHING IN SONIC LOST WORLD FOR THE CASUALS WHO CAN’T STAND LEARNING HOW TO GET BETTER AT A VIDEO GAME?” “GREAT IDEA! SOMEONE GIVE THIS MAN A PROMOTION!

        1. Subarashi chin chin mono
          Kintama no Kami aru
          Sore no oto sarubobo
          Iie ninja ga imasuuuuu
          Hey hey lets go kenka suru
          Taisetsu no mono protect my balls
          Boko ga warui so lets fightin
          Lets fightin love

          Kono uta chotto baka
          Wake ga wakaranai
          Eigo ga mecha kucha
          Daijoubo,we do it all the time
          Hey hey lets go kenka suru
          Taisetsu no mono protect my balls
          Boko ga warui so lets fightin
          Lets fightin love

  9. All that matters is whether the game is good. One thing I know is that Wii U cannot whether the storm of being bypassed by all the third party AAA releases. The only possible way Nintendo saves the Wii U is a combination of price cut, and a new game that utilizes NFC of toys of Nintendo characters in a game that is better than Skylanders. Also Nintendo has to buy Sega, Namco, Tecmo, Square Enix, Konami and Capcom. Nintendo can’t afford not to buy these third party publishers.

      1. I’m of the mind that Square Enix and Konami should remain independent entities, but the rest? I wouldn’t mind seeing them being bought by Nintendo. They’ve all been known to do decent work on Nintendo systems, and you can’t deny that the Wii U could use the help.

  10. So that is why we got Super Mario 3d world instead as we will get a little of our galaxy fix from lost worlds. Im excited with Mario 3d after playing it at best buy. I just hope they incorporate a better use of gamepad.

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