You know how we always describe The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the game that keeps on giving? Well, it looks like Animal Crossing: New Horizons has well and truly qualified to join the club, too.
Earlier today, we shared a player’s island which had faithfully recreated the classic World 1-1 stage from Super Mario Bros.. It used custom tiles to essentially paint a 2D image of the level on the ground – which is impressive enough in its own right – but this latest design we’ve stumbled across does that and so much more.
In the video below, you’ll see an Animal Crossing recreation of the world found within Pokémon Gold and Silver from YouTube user ヒノッチ. It uses a number of custom tiles to create a floor full of familiar pixel art from the games themselves, but combines them with fantastic building placement, terraforming, and even paintings which act like 3D objects to collect or interact with – such as Poké Balls or Trainers.
It’s truly wonderful. Check it out below.
If you stick around until the end, you’ll be treated to a look at all the designs used to make it all happen. Oh, and did we mention that the player runs around looking like a Cyndaquil? Seriously, watch it.
Animal Crossing players, we salute you. You’re blowing our tiny minds.