Metroid Prime Remastered Nintendo Switch vs. GameCube Comparison: Resolution and Frame Rate
Metroid Prime Remastered was one of the surprise releases from Nintendo Direct. Here’s how it compares in terms of visuals, resolution, and performance.
Despite being referred to as a remaster by Nintendo, there is a multitude of visual upgrades that make this release much more than just a simple port. The game’s lighting has been completely overhauled and textures improved, making it feel more like a remake for some fans. A comparison video between the Nintendo Switch, Wii, and GameCube versions are available for viewers to see the differences.
Players will be delighted with the improvements, including new textures, updated geometry, a brand-new lighting system, and post-processing effects, all accompanied by improved physics. Metroid Prime Remastered runs smoothly at 900p/60fps resolution when docked, and 612p/60fps in handheld mode, with a completely stable framerate in both modes.
The baked lighting system still manages to amaze with its stunning results, bringing back details that were missed in the Wii version, such as improved water physics and gun smoke.
Metroid Prime also offers players a range of control options, with four different styles to choose from, including the GameCube, Wii, hybrid, and an option adapted for contemporary shooters.
With such a wide range of features, this remaster sets a high standard for the upcoming Metroid Prime 4. It remains to be seen if Nintendo will remaster the other two Metroid games in the same manner as they did with the first.
In Metroid Prime Remastered, players embark on a legendary quest with intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran as she answers a distress signal from a damaged frigate orbiting around Tallon IV. Upon her arrival, she discovers that the frigate is a Space Pirate research vessel conducting genetic experiments using the dangerous substance known as Phazon. Samus faces her arch-nemesis Meta Ridley and sets out on a journey to explore the interconnected regions of Tallon IV, uncover its secrets, and put an end to the intergalactic threat posed by Phazon.