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Fun Fact: The Inspiration for Sonic the Hedgehog

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While it’s no secret that Sega made Sonic to counter Nintendo’s Mario, Super Mario Brothers did directly inspire the gameplay of Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic’s creator said the initial gameplay was inspired by trying to complete the first level of Super Mario Brothers as fast as he could.

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