After Rocket League, it’s the colorful Fall Guys’ turn to choose free-to-play! Since June 21 – on all platforms – you can enjoy the fun races without spending a dime. A new page that comes with a much awaited Nintendo Switch version. So what’s it worth on the Japanese company’s hybrid console? So here is our verdict.
All images in this article are from the Nintendo Switch version of Fall Guys.
It’s been a while since the first release of Fall Guys! In almost two years, the title Mediatonic has grown quite a bit and welcomes new events during the seasons (medieval, winter, treasure hunt). But more than a new theme, a new era is beginning now. Uh yes, Fall Guys is free to play and overturns on the way on the Nintendo Switch. A much-anticipated version originally planned for 2021, but postponed following the acquisition of Mediatonics’ parent company Epic Games (Fortnite). Now that all the lights are green, it’s time to take part in crazy races on the hybrid console.
It turns on the Switch
As soon as we talk about Switch-porting, the question of technology inevitably comes up. And the Fall Guys are doing pretty well on the Nintendo console. Of course, you have to settle for a frame rate of 30 frames per second and fairly present aliasing – though softened in portable mode. But the important thing is there: the action remains fluid, on TV as on the road, and we easily find the good feelings of the basic game. Yes, because it’s always fun to take part in races like Total Wipeout, with 60 players, to try and win the victory. After all, we would not have said no to a slightly more accomplished version. Fall Guys is not a downright greedy game, and as it turns out, in addition to a few slowdowns, we especially regret the reminders of the rendition of the other competitors (with a few “T-Pose” as a bonus). It is therefore difficult to read their course, which can prove to be crucial during a game. A defect that often occurs at the start of the match when the audience is close. Future updates should correct this.
A matter of weight:
If you’re ever wondering, the Nintendo Switch version of the Fall Guys weighs 1.9 GB.
By the way, there is not much to say, except that the gaming comfort seemed better to us in portable mode. Also note that you do not need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play Fall Guys. However, you absolutely must have an Epic Games account. Yes, it is mandatory. After configuring all of this at launch, you will be able to access your Epic contact list on the right of the screen with the “-” key. Not bad for quickly starting a game with friends, as Fall Guys is now across platforms | cross-progression. Basically, you can compete against players from any medium and find your salvation whether you are on PC or consoles. A perfect feature combined with the Nintendo Switch version! We did the test, with a computer connected to the Epic Games Store, we immediately found the game started on the small portable console.
Fall Guys – Crazy Race on Nintendo Switch (Gameplay)
New to free-to-play?
Now that we’ve swept the technical aspect, there’s another – thorny – issue left. How does the free-to-play model affect the development of these good Fall Guys? If you’ve been through the Diablo Immortal controversy, do not worry. Here, all premium purchases are for cosmetic items only : costumes, gestures, colors for your avatar or decorations for your nickname. To be more specific, Fall Guys offers two season tickets: one free, de facto integrated into the course, and the other paid, described as “a boosted version” of the one mentioned above. Price: just under 8 euros. As you can imagine, the rewards are much more attractive in the second case (Ezio from Assassin’s Creed or Among Us in particular). It’s up to you to see if you will fall for these beautiful outfits!
In all circumstances, The premium look from Fall Guys is not intrusive at all. A very good thing. The only things that will “force” you to go to the checkout: to be tempted by the prices locked on standard season tickets; be jealous of premium players curling up in their dream clothes. Note that Fall Guys’ top-of-the-line currency – “Emissous” – can occasionally be unlocked in the free progression system, but not enough to buy the higher Season Pass. Eye-shopping will rely on the less valuable currency, Kudos, which can be earned by playing online, completing challenges and leveling up. All in all, you will therefore have something to enjoy without spending a dime. Note that if you have purchased Fall Guys in the past, you will be eligible for the Legacy Pack, which includes the first Season Pass, Kudos pocket money and other small bonuses. The icing on the cake: If you complete Season Pass 1 100%, Season 2 will be offered to you for free.
- A Switch version that lasts
- Always fun and entertaining game
- Previous events included
- Non-intrusive business model
- Some technical issues
As you probably understand, Fall Guys with the Nintendo Switch version and this transition to free-to-play is in perfect continuity with what it has always offered: a pleasant and fun game that is now possible to take with you everywhere. A new era that makes it even more mainstream than before, especially with the advent of cross-platform and cross-progression. With that in mind, Fall Guys’ new business model is not intrusive at all, as buying for real money is only for cosmetic items. What to enjoy without worrying about the levels already added and those coming. We’re just sorry for a slightly disappointing Switch version. In short, it’s the perfect opportunity to launch the crazy races with Fall Guys!
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