Respected technology publication Digital Foundry has praised Nintendo’s highly regarded Super Mario 3D World for Wii U. The site was extremely impressed that Nintendo had managed to deliver an extremely fluid 60 frames per second without a single hitch. Digital Foundry then went on to say that Super Mario 3D World is a textbook example of how to build a classic in the modern age.
At a glance, the visuals may not appear particularly astounding, but the skill with which Nintendo has managed to mesh modern technology with great art certainly is and Super Mario 3D World is a textbook example of how to build a classic in the modern age.
Mario titles demand precision and a quick response that call for a solid 60 frames per second update. More so than most games aiming for this goal, EAD has managed to deliver a 100 per cent consistent update. Every moment of the game, every menu transition, and every element of the user interface all operate at 60fps without a single hitch. Shooting for 60fps is no small task and requires cooperation from the entire team throughout the development cycle, but Nintendo takes it further by taking a zero-tolerance approach to frame-rate dips.