Mortal Kombat 1’s Switch port branded a "robbery" due to technical issues

by Danny Craig  ·  Updated 
Mortal Kombat 1’s Switch port branded a "robbery" due to technical issues
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Fans have been tearing apart the Nintendo Switch port of the recently released Mortal Kombat 1 due to a severe graphical downgrade and a number of glitches appearing on the weaker hardware.

The details:

  • Many Mortal Kombat fans have shared clips and images from the Switch port of the fighting game over on X, which features character models with little detail, low-quality textures, and unsettling stares. In two new TikTok videos, content creator Johniibo expressed their personal thoughts on the game, stating that it looks "terrible" and that Warner Bros. Games charging full price is "borderline criminal."
  • Other players have also called the Switch version's $70 price tag "a robbery," as while it's common knowledge that the console is severely lacking in power compared to Sony and Microsoft's systems, its publisher knew that the downgrades were significant enough that a full price tag on such an inferior version would be difficult to justify.
  • Aside from visual issues, such as Johnny Cage resembling Joey from the TV show “Friends”, a number of gameplay bugs have been discovered, including characters moving back and forth towards the screen rather than side to side and fatalities that leave opponents' heads floating in the air. Unfortunately, it appears that these bugs are also present on other platforms, with PC players reporting stutters.
  • Prior to the game's release, fans wondered how the game would be ported to the six-year-old handheld, given that its hardware was rather lacking even at the time of its launch in 2017. Some speculated that it would be released as a cloud-only title, similar to Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, or as a trimmed-down version with less content before it was confirmed that this would not be the case.

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