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Mazuri is based on Africa due to its wildlife environment and animals that live in Africa appear on Mazuri. In fact, the Town Stage is an exaggerated mixture of certain places and aspects from Africa. For example: the sandy buildings of Timbuktu, Mali, the savannas of the Serengeti Plains and the big baobab trees from Madagascar.
Some time later, Sonic the Werehog, Tails and Chip arrived in Mazuri at nighttime to look for Professor Pickle. Discovering Eggman's base in Mazuri's Savannah Citadel, Sonic, Tails and Chip traveled there and saved both the Professor and the Gaia Manuscripts.
Some time later, Mazuri was invaded by Dr. Eggman, SA-55 and a horde of his Egg Fighters. There, the village's men formed a defensive line to protect the rest of the villagers as Eggman threatened them to tell him the location of the local Gaia Temple. Kwod refused to say anything though and hit Eggman with a rock. Before Eggman could retaliate, Sonic arrived in Mazuri with Chip and destroyed all the Egg Fighters, making Eggman escape to find the Gaia Temple. After making sure everyone was okay, Sonic left Mazuri with Chip to pursue Eggman (in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version they pursued Eggman through Savannah Citadel, and in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version, Gwek made them a Planet Tablet so they could catch up to Eggman with Mazuri's Gaia Gate). Eventually, Sonic and Chip found and defeated Eggman, and managed to return Mazuri and its continent to their proper place with the Gaia Temple and the Chaos Emeralds.
Eventually, as Dark Gaia began casting the world into darkness while maturing into Perfect Dark Gaia, the inhabitant of Mazuri watched in horror was the sky above the village turned dark, but soon after celebrated as the world returned to normal after Super Sonic and the Gaia Colossus defeated Perfect Dark Gaia.
In the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of the game, this continent only has one act, which is the Egg Beetle boss.
This village has a similar name to Masuria, a land in Northern Poland.
Inside the Gaia Gates in the Wii/PlayStation 2 version of the game, there are textures on the floor indicating Egyptian hieroglyphs. This is a clear reference to the country Egypt, which is located in Africa, the continent Mazuri is based off of.
The national flag bears a resemblance to the national flag of Rwanda.
In the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version, in the nighttime Mazuri, elephants can be spotted. However during the day, two zebras can be spotted.
In the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 version, when Eggman encounters Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip in the village he is surprised to see Sonic the Hedgehog alive despite encountering him in Act I of Tornado Defence.
In the internal data of the game, it was found that the original name of Mazuri was "Frica", a shortened version of Africa, and the original name of Savannah Citadel was "Clay Castle", a name that was still used in the Japanese version.
Mazuri - Day
Mazuri - Night
↑Sonic Team (19 December 2008). Sonic Unleashed. PlayStation 3. Sega. Area/Level: World Map.
↑ 2.02.12.22.32.4Sonic Team (18 November 2008). Sonic Unleashed. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Mazuri Village.