Why? It's the inspiration for Saturn classic NiGHTS Into Dreams, according to the game's creator Yuji Naka, who tells you everything you've ever wanted to know about the cult Sega hit in a new interview.
Naka, whose latest game Ivy the Kiwi? is bound for the Wii and Nintendo DS this summer, spills everything NiGHTS-related to fan site NiGHTSintoDreams.com. Yes, the original NiGHTS was largely influenced by Cirque du Soleil's Mystère—still playing at Treasure Island in Las Vegas—and, yes, there's a reason the "i" in NiGHTS is in lowercase.