Mario has seen his fair share of locale over the years, from the tropical paradise of Isle Delfino to the bustling streets of New Donk City, and even... well, outer space. With not an ounce of fear in his heart, our favourite plumber takes to new challenges with gusto, but do we think he would last in Elden Ring's vast and deadly world of 'The Lands Between'?
Well, if we're to take a recent tweet from user @Lucky_BunTTV seriously, Mario may well feel quite at home in Elden Ring's world, as it bears a remarkable resemblance to 'Dinosaur Land' seen in the iconic SNES platformer, Super Mario World.
If you've played Elden Ring, then the similarities between The Lands Between and Dinosaur Land are simply too stark to ignore. You've got the starting area of Lingrave in the West, the Lovecraftian wasteland of Caelid to the South, and the Mountaintops of the Giants to the North-East - it all fits.
Of course, if you compare the two maps directly, there are clear differences in the geography, but when taken as a whole, the overall layout of The Lands Between certainly reminds us of Dinosaur Land; clearly we weren't the only ones to think that, either.
Seems pretty clear to us! But what do you think? Pure coincidence? Or do you think The Lands Between took a bit of inspiration from Super Mario World's Dinosaur Land? Let us know!
A land with a ocean in the middle is the most common thing ever both in games and real life. You can't say that every thing that reminds a bay is a super Mario World Map.
Now imagine killing enemies in Eldenring by jumping on their heads, hearing a comical clonk, the enemy turns upside down and clips inside the earth
@SuperCharr there are some nightmare fuel giant crows that Edgar Allen poe would approve of in caelid.
Seems like a pure coincidence to me.
Noooo, spoilers alert lol
Just got to atlus plateau and now I know what the last area is 😂
So even though there are clear differences, people still think this is a reference?
This reminds me of when a marvel trailer is released, and fans act like everything is a reference to something.
This comments section: No Fun Allowed
thought about it. opted not to. it's like giving consent to english men licking my earholes. no thank you. glad they made money though.
@ObeliskDrakon For real! Like gosh, this isn’t implying the map design was ripping off or directly referencing the world map of a 1990 2D Nintendo platformer, it was just pointing out a cute parallel you could draw between two wildly different games. I liked it.
Mario already has experience with Souls games: https://www.woodenplankstudios.com/comic/painted-world-of-mariomis/
(Credit to Wooden Plank Studios.)
@Bobb There is actually a weapon skill where you hop up and slam down butt first for a big area attack. Close!
So you're telling me that Super Mario World is likely an open world game?
I think the main reason( at least for me) is that people are getting tired of pointless articles being published just so they can get clicks.
I’ve been saying for years that it would be awesome if Nintendo partnered up with Miyazaki/From Software to completely reboot Kid Icarus as a Soulsborne game. I’m not saying they would have to go dark and grotesque, but I believe the gameplay mechanics would translate.
that Mario map of elden ring locations is pretty spot on and really funny!! good work!!
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