Fan Art combines Super Mario and Elden Ring

An Elden Ring fan displays fan art featuring some interesting connections between The Lands Between and the iconic world of Super Mario World.

Nintendo’s lineage Super Mario FromSoftware’s games and collection of soulsborne titles are about as different as two series can be. One is a bright and colorful cornerstone of early console games heralded for its accessibility, while the other consists of brutal dark fantasy adventures that require players to overcome steep learning curves. However, one creative Reddit user put his artistic skills to the test, showing that despite the apparent disparity, Super Mario and Ring of EldenFromSoftware’s latest effort, share more similarities than one might assume.


Subject to the Ring of Elden subreddit on May 10, user heck_lord69 presented some stunning artwork that draws some pretty compelling comparisons between Ring of Elden and the beloved SNES title Super Mario World. Comparing the many outworld segments of the latter game to the many Lands Between regions of the first, heck_lord69 certainly seems to be onto something. It may take some time before a mario the title takes a Legend of Zelda: breath of the wildopen world approach, but Super Mario World set the stage for larger titles to follow in its wake, and it deserves credit for helping to establish such a trend.

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oddly enough, Super Mario World‘s Donut Plains bear a striking resemblance to Ring of Elden‘s Liurnia of the Lakes, and arid Chocolate Island smells of scarlet rot-infected Caelid. Beyond that, Vanilla Dome could certainly be compared to Nokron, Eternal City, and the notoriously tricky Star World looks similar to Ring of Eldendungeon inherited from Farum Azula. The comparisons could even be taken a little further, although they don’t make as much sense geographically. The forest of illusion could be Ring of Elden‘s Mistwood and the Twin Bridges recall a similar set of bridges found in the northernmost region of Caelid.

But there is even more than that. as Reddit commenter themisterfixit best puts it, “Torrent is confirmed by Yoshi.” As silly as it sounds, Mario’s trusty sidekick and Terni’s noble steed are in some ways similar. Both allow increased mobility, both run away or disappear after taking a hit, and both can double jump. Unfortunately, while Yoshi has landed a starring role in many Nintendo games, Torrent likely won’t be getting its own Souls-inspired spinoff anytime soon.

Curiously, this isn’t the first time a Reddit user has merged the tough universe of Ring of Elden with Nintendo’s carefree mascots. In April, Reddit user heybinsu submitted a cute render of Kirby dressed in various Ring of Elden characters, perhaps the cutest of which was Starscourge Radahn.

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