Mario and Sonic Olympics was Yuji Naka's Idea, says Yuji Naka
Posted by James Newton
Idea pitched before he left Sega
Speaking to the audience at this year's Eurogamer Expo in London, Mr Naka said:
It was actually my idea, and I was the one who approached Nintendo about it. I thought it would be fascinating to see the two heroes play together or play against each other, so that was exactly what I wanted.
After fifteen years of rivalry between Sonic and Mario, it's interesting to learn the suggestion came from one of Sega's top men.