Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury reviews have hit the internet and among them, Digital Foundry has shared their technical analysis on this port.
Earlier, we had reported that the game had a limit of 720p resolution on the Nintendo Switch, however, this doesn’t appear to be the case. According to the analysis done by Digital Foundry, there is a dynamic resolution scaling in setup for the new game and this applies to the original Super Mario 3D World as well as the new Bowser’s Fury.
In the case of the Super Mario 3D World release, it runs at a native 720p at 60 FPS in the portable mode, but the resolution can drop in the docked mode from 1080p. Both of these modes run the game at a mostly locked 60 FPS so performance-wise, the game is pretty solid.
This brings us to Bowser’s Fury, which appears to run at a different setup. It drops down to 30 FPS when running the game in portable mode. In the case of the docked mode, the game doubles the frame rate to 60 FPS but the caveat is that it is using a dynamic resolution here that doesn’t appear to come close to 1080p. It mostly hovers between 720p to 800p.
While the performance of the game suggests it can run at 60 FPS in the Bowser’s Fury expansion, there are some dips in this mode when running the game docked. As a result, while it is better overall than the portable mode, the performance is not perfect as 3D World.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will be out on February 11, 2021, for the Nintendo Switch. The game is being sold for $59.99 and can be bought from the Nintendo eShop or if you prefer a retail copy, places like Amazon.