Angry Birds Creator Cites Nintendo and Miyamoto As His Biggest Influences
Posted by Damien McFerran
Jaakko Iisalo clearly has good taste
Angry Birds has become something of a phenomenon in the world of video gaming, and has attained the kind of fame that is usually reserved for the likes of Sonic and Mario.
Rovio creative director Jaakko Iisalo — the man responsible for the concept and look of the Angry Birds games — has revealed to EDGE his main influences:
I'm still heavily inspired by the classic 8- and 16-bit era of gaming, though, Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo being biggest influences.
This isn't the first time Iisalo has made this claim; in an interview with EDGE back in 2011, he admitted that he was so obsessed with the Japanese company as a child that he earned the nickname 'Nintendo-Jaska’.
Iisalo will no doubt be pleased to learn that Miyamoto himself is a fan of his game, and has previously stated that he wished he'd come up with the idea.
Image courtesy of EDGE Online.