Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker runs at 30FPS on the 3DS

Nintendo always seems to have a high level of polish with its first-party titles. Even more impressive is the optimization that these games receive. Nintendo is notorious for bringing prior gen titles to its current-gen system. But, what about a system that launched nearly three years ago? That is the case for the New Nintendo 3DS and its port of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Digital Foundry is notorious for looking at game performance frame by frame. The most recent video looks at the performance of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. The game arrives as a port from the original Wii U version of the game with some surprising results.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on the Nintendo Wii U had a resolution of 720P. Even at that, for a Wii U title to be ported to Nintendo’s aging handheld is a feat in and of itself. The game performed during the demo at a full 1080P, 60FPS. As for the New Nintendo 3DS displaying two simultaneous screens of 3D gameplay, the game chimes in at 30FPS. Personally, I think that’s quite impressive for the dated console being able to pull that off without a significant lapse in presentation.

Greg Bargas
A console gamer gone rogue. Collector of retro games, pun and dad joke enthusiast. My spotify playlists are out of control. Rocket League anyone?