Is the Performance of Vampire Survivors on the Nintendo Switch Good? – Answered

Is the Performance of Vampire Survivors on the Nintendo Switch Good? – Answered

The surprise indie-darling PC hit from 2022 has finally found a way to fly over on its bat wings to Nintendo Switch. This long-sought and even longer-awaited port is finally possible thanks to the switch (no pun intended) to a new engine that solved many of the problems of the PC version and made it easier to transfer it to consoles.

With the Switch version now available on Nintendo Online Store for just 5 bucks, many players are wondering if the performance of Vampire Survivors on Nintendo’s portable console is any good. Let’s find out!

Does Vampire Survivors work well on Nintendo Switch?

Although this popular indie game was known to cause serious slowdowns in the PC version, even on the most powerful machines, when the huge number of opponents are displayed on the screen (which is quite often in this game), after changing the engine with one of the latest updates, this problem was resolved. As the Switch version uses the new engine from the start there are almost no performance-based issues to be found in the console port.

Related: Top 5 Co-Op Multiplayer Characters in Vampire Survivors

I didn’t notice any fps drops in my tests, but players who got a little deeper into the game reported a slight fps drop in some of the most hectic moments. Also, the new co-op mode that the Switch version comes with can have slowdowns but never becomes even close to unplayable. Overall, Vampire Survivors on Switch is a joy to play, especially in portable mode where you can use the analog stick or touchscreen to move, just like in the version for mobile phones.

As someone who completely missed out on the whole Vampire Survivors craze last year, I have to say I had a great time with the Switch version and if like me you got late to this party don’t worry – Vampire Survivors is now in better shape than ever as a very polished mini-game with a smooth frame-rate and tons of content (both DLCs are available) which will very easily make you spend many hours going for that one more run.

For more Vampire Survivors guides here on Prima Games check out where to find Scrolls of Morbane and how to defeat Sketamari, and everything you need to know about co-op mode.

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Nikola “Nick” Jovanovic

Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he’s not driving through Belgrade, he’s probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.

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