Video game demakes are a delight, whether they’re playable projects or animated videos that simply imagine a game in the style of a classic console. It’s nostalgic and charming to see a popular game in pixels: the game’s fearsome enemies shrunk down, though no less intimidating.
A new project from the popular demake YouTuber 64 Bits imagines Elden Ring for the Super NES. It opens with a sweeping view of the Erdtree, before showing the player — riding Torrent, of course — exploring the world’s map. The YouTube video reinterprets it as a classic Legend of Zelda-style overworld map, where physically running across it takes a player to a new region level.