Hiromasa Iwasaki on the extreme similarities between the NES Lode Runner & SMB Mario walk cycles: "[Lode Runner] dotter Takebe-san copi—uh, referenced Mario's walk cycle; it seems he pulled the sprites from the ROM & redrew them, so it's no wonder they share all the same poses😂"
Takebe's account can be read in full in Iwasaki's recent book Hudson Densetsu, which contains behind-the-scenes info and testimony from the developers behind dozens of Hudson's self-published, externally-published & outsourced Famicom output beep-shop.com/ec/products/de…🇯🇵
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