The Lands Between got a 16-bit makeover, as a fan-made demake reworked the Elden Ring's brutal boss fight in the style of a classic SNES game.

Animation group 64 Bits has reimagined what Elden Ring might have looked like had it been created for the classic Nintendo console, recreating many of its key environments, characters, and bosses as period-appropriate pixelated sprites. Although it's just a short video (opens in a new tab) rather than a playable demo, Elden Ring Demake for SNES includes some highlights.

The game's biggest bosses have been recreated in pixel art, including Malenia, Radahn, Godrick the Grafted, and Stormgate Troll, each animated to reflect their signature attacks in the main game. Many of the Elden Ring's most notable NPCs have also received the pixel treatment, such as Iron Fist Alexander, Ranni the Witch, and Miriel (or Pope Turtle, as you may know them).

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As the video begins with a boring look at the Erdtree, it switches between underground caves, the path to Stormveil Castle, a trail through Liurnia of the Lakes, and more. It even briefly shows a world map that mimics the player riding Torrent to reach new areas.

As an added touch, the player character in the video changes gears multiple times. We can see them switching between General Radahn's armor set and the iron helmet that the Prisoner class starts with.

It looks like 64 Bit took inspiration from a bunch of classic games from the SNES era for the demake. The bosses at the top of the screen are reminiscent of Contra, while the world map is similar to that of the 2D Legend of Zelda titles. Some of the exploration segments also give off great Secrets of Mana vibes, while the pixel art style seems to be more Final Fantasy inspired.

The demakes keep coming. Earlier this year, a fan reimagined Elden Ring for the Game Boy. Before that, BloodbornePSX made a splash by bringing FromSoftware's Victorian gothic RPG to PC.

This Elden Ring SNES demake is not the first project that 64 Bit has tackled. The group previously created a SNES knockoff of BioShock Infinite (opens in a new tab), a Game Boy Advance version of Mass Effect (opens in a new tab), and a PS1 version of God of War.

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