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After Rocket League, it’s the turn of the colorful Fall Guys to opt for the free game! From June 21, on all platforms, you can enjoy the fun races without spending a penny. A new page that comes with a long-awaited version of Nintendo Switch. So, what is worth in the hybrid console of the Japanese company? So here is our verdict.

All images in this article are from the Nintendo Switch version of Fall Guys.

It’s been a long time since the first release of Fall Guys ! In almost two years, the Mediatonic title has grown quite a bit, welcoming new events throughout the seasons (Middle Ages, Winter, Treasure Hunt). But more than a new theme, now a new era begins. eh yes, Fall Guys goes free and falls on the road on Nintendo Switch. A highly anticipated release originally planned for 2021, but postponed following Epic Games’ acquisition of Mediatonic’s parent company (Fortnite). Now that all the lights are green, it’s time to take part in crazy races on the hybrid console.

Rocks on Switch

As soon as we talk about Switch portability, the question of technique inevitably comes up. And Fall Guys is doing quite well on the Nintendo console. Of course, you have to be content with a frame rate of 30 frames per second and fairly present aliasing, albeit smoothed out in handheld mode. But the important thing is there: the action remains fluid., on TV and on the road, and we find without difficulty the good feelings of the basic game. Yes, because it’s always a lot of fun to take part in races like Total Wipeout, with 60 players, to try and win. Despite everything, we would not have said no to a slightly more successful version. Fall Guys isn’t a downright greedy game and as it stands, aside from a few slowdowns, we’re particularly sorry for the performance hitches from the other competitors (with a few bonus T-Poses). Therefore, it is difficult to read its trajectory, which can be decisive during a game. A flaw that often surfaces at the start of the match, when the crowd is dense. Future updates should fix this.

Fall Guys Free: Free-to-play and Nintendo Switch, a winning combination?

A matter of weight:

If you’re ever wondering, the Nintendo Switch version of Fall Guys weighs in at 1.9GB.

Other than that, there’s not much to say, except that we found gaming comfort to be better in handheld mode. Also note that you do not need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play Fall Guys. Nevertheless, you will absolutely need an Epic Games account. Yes, it is mandatory. After you set all of this up at launch, you’ll be able to access your Epic contact list on the right side of the screen with the “-” key. Not bad for quickly starting a game with friends, as Fall Guys is now cross-platform | cross progression. Basically, you can compete against players from any medium and find your salvation, be it 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 that the game started on the little handheld console.

Fall Guys – Crazy Race on Nintendo Switch (Gameplay)

New to free-to-play?

Now that we’ve swept away the technical side, another – thorny – issue remains. How does the free-to-play model impact the progression of this good Fall Guys? If the controversy has marked you immortal devil, Don’t 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 passes: a free one, de facto integrated into the progression, and a paid one, described as “a boosted version” of the aforementioned. Its price: just under 8 euros. You can imagine, the rewards are much more attractive in the second case (Ezio from Assassin’s Creed or Among Us in particular). You decide if you want to fall in love with these cute outfits!

Fall Guys Free: Free-to-play and Nintendo Switch, a winning combination?Fall Guys Free: Free-to-play and Nintendo Switch, a winning combination?

In any case, the premium aspect of Fall Guys is not intrusive at all. A very good thing. The only things that will “force” you to pay: being tempted by locked-in prices on the standard Season Pass; be jealous of premium players snuggling up in their dream clothes. Note that the main currency of Fall Guys, the “Issuer”, can be unlocked occasionally in the free progression system, but not enough to buy the highest Season Pass. In-person purchases will be based on the less valuable currency, Kudos, which will be earned by playing online, completing challenges, and leveling up. All in all, therefore, you will have something to please you without spending a dime. Please note that if you purchased Fall Guys in the past, you will be entitled to the Legacy Pack which contains the first Season Pass, pocket money in Kudos, and other small bonuses. The icing on the cake: if you complete Season Pass 1 100%, Season Pass 2 will be offered to you for free.

conclusion

Strengths

  • A version of Switch that endures
  • Always fun and enjoyable game.
  • Previous events included
  • Non-intrusive business model

Weak points

  • Some technical issues

As you may have understood, with the Nintendo Switch version and this move to free-to-play, Fall Guys is in perfect continuity with what it has always offered: an entertaining and fun game, which can now be taken with you everywhere. A new era that makes it even more mainstream than in the past, especially with the advent of cross-platform and cross-progression. With that in mind, Fall Guys’ new business model isn’t intrusive at all, as real-money purchases are for cosmetic items only. What to enjoy without worrying about the levels already added and those to come. We’re just sorry for a slightly underwhelming Switch version. In short, it’s the perfect opportunity to launch the crazy Fall Guys races!

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