The parallel world is a dimension visited during Paper Mario: Color Splash. Like Subspace from Super Mario Bros. 2 and Flopside from Super Paper Mario, the terrain resembles a gloomier version of its counterpart world, including houses and most other structures. Across the Violet Isles are pipes with an ornate, circular pattern beneath, which are used to traverse between the parallel and normal worlds. This design corresponds to the traits of each world: in the normal world the design resembles a sun with eight points which spins clockwise. In the parallel world, it resembles a partial eclipse or crescent moon, composed of two rings with offset centers that spin counterclockwise.
Certain objects and features in the Violet Isles and parallel world are intrinsically linked. For example, stone posts in the one world will reflect the positions of wooden posts on the other side. Despite being described by various residents as identical to the world it mimics, there are various aspects which differ:
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