Super Mario Odyssey “Ripping Off Sonic”


As if the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey didn’t have enough controversy surrounding its design, Nintendo’s official Twitter account unveiled that Mario will have the ability to spin along the ground much like the long-deceased Sonic the Hedgehog – which many have been quick to label as “plagiarism”.

Despite being revealed back at E3, the roll (which is apparently one of Mario’s basic actions) involves Mario curling up into a ball and rolling around for what seems like forever; of course, many have been quick to point out that “stealing” such a basic concept of video game locomotion is akin to claiming Call of Duty games stole the concept of shooting from Metroid.

The gif accompanying the Nintendo tweet:

Comments regarding this “new” move:

“It’s plagiarism.”

“Because Mario’s belly is round right?”

“I’m more concerned about the direction of the stage than the rolling.”

“Super Plagiarism brothers.”

“Sonic can also run, jump and collect coins so it’s okay.”

“It’s plagiarism. This is the lowest, Nintendo.”

“Is this possibly the B-dash?”

“Come to think of it, Metroid also had a roll feature… How predictable.”

“As expected of Nintendo. There is no hesitation when it comes to killing off Sonic.”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Kind of remind me of the Goron from the Zelda series...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    THANK YOU! I was thinking the same thing.

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    Comment by Neku
    16:33 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Goron Mask Form! Great movement ability, especially for speedruns.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:36 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "much like the long-deceased Sonic the Hedgehog"

    Ah, good to see good-old Sankaku's bias still being a thing. I bet they also blocked their ears and went "LALALALALALALALALA" as soon as Sonic Mania's reviews came in.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You Sonic fanboys are so stupid. Sonic died when the ability to make games in the third dimension became a thing. You're lying to yourself if you think Sonic has any sort of relevance today.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Sonic died when the nostalgiatards became unable to pry off their rose-tinted goggles of the "good-ol'-days" and went on to trash the hedgehog at every attempt because he was ruining his "perfection" (which is really shamelessly basing itself off of Mario). Sonic Mania is proof that Sonic as a respected, evolving franchise is forever dead, because his so-called "fans" killed him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sonic's fans seem to be the only people who think that the hedgehog was absolute perfection back in the glory days of 2D gaming and refuse to see the flaws of his games. That's the difference between him and Mario. Mario has been widely lauded in virtually any and every genre he's been in even if other franchises did better, but Sonic will never be seen as doing perfect in anything but 2D platforming and speed, and even then he's always been sorely outclassed by someone else.

    Comment by Anonymous

    lalalala... mario fanboys are mr.fatsos

    Comment by Anonymous

    Go take a Sonic Boom up the ass you dumb Sonic fanboy.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ah yes, Sonic Mania. Because 1 good game in the last 20 years totally redeem the franchise.

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    Comment by Fonzer
    04:03 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well i also liked sonic adventure dx and sonic adventure 2 but never properly played 2,even sonic heroes wasn't that bad.
    Also about sonic mania it has denuvo drm seriously?
    Sega is known for having bad choices with drm,join gog sega but that probably won't happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 03/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sonic Colors was awesome , fact!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, 20 years ago was 1997, Are we talking about Sonic 3D Blast?
    Still had a 1997 Calender Poster of that I hung in my room.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one remembers Sonic Generations...

    Comment by Anonymous

    ^ i do, its the ONLY good sonic game

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Imagine if the first person to walk on two legs filed a patent on walking on two legs. We would all be fucked!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe he is just copying that one spooky-ass spider that lives in the desert and rolls down the sand dunes

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:41 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what? They're good friends who constantly compete in the Olympics and beat the tar out of each other in Smash Bros, right? Maybe Sonic taught him how to roll in exchange for some shrooms that make him six-feet tall. Fair trade, I say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sonic 2006 taught me Sonic likes pussy. I think he got a go at Peach to spill his only move.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Get back to me when Mario charges up the spin dash by spinning rapidly in place.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by jr240483
    11:24 07/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    their pretty much adding insult to injury to both sonic & sega. their pretty much stating that their franchise is dead and that tweet is in final nail in their mascot's coffin.

    guess there is gonna be no more mario & sonic at the olympics games anymore after this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    is rolling in the rpg games a sonic ripoff? iirc, paper mario rolls up into a paper roll. mario & luigi has them riding each other in ball form and an acrobatic wheel formation

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 01/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, when Mario does a better Sonic than Sonic?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rolling has been a thing before Sonic was even invented.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game itself already reeks of Sonic Adventures anyway...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:51 31/08/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not in the slightest. Sonic Adventure had one tiny hub world(City) where you just walked into random locations to load up a level.

    It wasn't all that different to say Mario 64 which had you jump into paintings to initiate the next level.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nu-Mario and Sonic are both complete shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    This whole game is a rippoff from Sonic....

    Comment by Anonymous

    You don't know true plagiarism.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Unveiled" Where the hell have you been? We seen the roll move way back in E3.
    Also lol at that person ho pointed to "Metroid also had a roll feature" Metroid had a "roll feature" about 6 years before Sonic

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