Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Resolution and Frame Rate On Nintendo Switch
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is a great game well worth your time, but what about its resolution and frame rate on the Nintendo Switch?
The game runs on an evolved version of the Snowdrop Engine that was specifically tailored for the Nintendo Switch. The first game also ran on the same engine and the sequel appears to follow suit as well. As for the details regarding its resolution and frame rate, check out the video below.
The technical analysis confirms that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope runs at 900p on the Nintendo Switch in Docked mode and 612p in portable mode. The portable mode might be running it at a dynamic resolution though. The frame rate of the game is just 30 FPS, which might be disappointing to some but honestly speaking, there is no need for a higher frame rate considering this is not an action game.
The gameplay is mostly turn-based with the players having the ability to move on the battlefield in real time, so the controller response doesn’t matter as much. We did notice that the frame rate did drop during certain sections of the game so this is not exactly stable at 30 FPS.
The game still looks gorgeous running on the Nintendo Switch even if we play on a big screen. It looks good thanks in part to the art style that scales well to the lower specs of the Nintendo Switch hardware.
In terms of the overall performance, there are some levels where the frame rate does wobble a bit and the controller response is laggier as a result. It would be great if a day-one patch can tighten the performance further.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is out on October 20 for the Nintendo Switch. You can read our review of the game to learn more about it, or you can pre-order it from the Nintendo eShop.