Mortal Kombat 1 Is A Broken Mess On Nintendo Switch Despite $70 Price Tag
Warner Bros Games and NetherRealm Studios’ latest fighting game, Mortal Kombat, 1 is a broken mess on Nintendo Switch, despite the hefty $70 price tag.
The Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 is now available in early access to those who pre-ordered the Premium or Kollector’s edition, and it turns out that the game is all kinds of broken, with both graphical and performance issues as well as plenty of game breaking bugs.
Players have reported just from a couple of hours of testing that the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 has a wide range of issues, including character fabric/hair getting “stuck” in one area and stretching across the screen when moved away, noticeable delay when trying to pause during combat, and high latency when navigating menus featuring character profiles, often taking several seconds to switch between characters. The latter is most notable in shops that load character models when their profiles are accessed. Additionally, the fifth Positioning tutorial is impossible to complete due to glaring bugs.
Twitter user mr_baconssauro shared a comical video of characters moving in and out of the axis they are meant to fight on, making it difficult to finish the round. Additionally, YouTuber RGT 85 reports that the Nintendo Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 suffers from v-sync issues, audio de-sync, and frame rate drops during Kameo sequences. Graphical comparisons between the Switch and modern versions of the game reveal some startling downgrades, especially in terms of character model rendering and detail, though that is somewhat to be expected, given the limited hardware capabilities of Nintendo’s hybrid console. It’s somewhat surprising to see that this version even exists, considering that there are no PS4 or Xbox One versions.
Given the game’s relatively high price point of 70 US Dollars, one would expect to see the game in a working state, but that truth is far from it. There’s hope that at least some of these issues will get addressed prior to the official launch, especially since the game hasn’t been widely released to most players yet.