Super Mario Bros Wonder Resolution & Frame Rate Revealed
The resolution and frame rate for Nintendo’s latest platformer, Super Mario Bros Wonder, have been revealed for both docked and handheld modes.
In terms of both resolution and frame rate, Super Mario Bros Wonder fares really well in either mode. Technical analysis confirms that the game runs at a resolution of dynamic 1080p in docked mode, dropping as low as 864p on the overworld 3D map but generally sticking to its target during the actual stages.
Meanwhile, in handheld mode, Super Mario Bros Wonder runs at a resolution of dynamic 720p, similarly dropping below its target during the overworld 3D map. In practice, however, the drop isn’t noticeable on the handheld screen, as it rarely happens.
In terms of performance, Super Mario Bros Wonder targets a frame rate of 60 fps in both the docked and portable mode, and maintains it for the most part. There are only a few specific spots on the world map where it’s possible to trigger a small dip in performance. This happens during instances when the dynamic resolution hasn’t caught up. It also suggests that the game uses double buffering, which is good for input latency.
All in all, Super Mario Bros Wonder offers near flawless performance in both docked and handheld modes, and also maintains its target resolution for the most part, delivering crisp image quality on a 1080p display as well as the Nintendo Switch’s handheld screen.
Super Mario Bros Wonder is a side-scrolling platformer developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the first traditional side-scrolling Super Mario game since New Super Mario Bros. U (2012). The game was released worldwide on October 20, 2023. Players can choose from one of eight characters, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Toad, Toadette, Nabbit, and Yoshi. Together, they make their way through levels in the Flower Kingdom with the help of talking flower-like inhabitants.