Nintendo Switch Games Can Offer Vertical Mode


Developers have the option of including a vertical mode in their Nintendo Switch games. The mode is offered in the first batch of Neo Geo titles released on the console, as shown in the image below with Neo Turf Masters, which is now available for download via the Nintendo eShop. While most players might not to prefer to play this way with this particular title, future releases may be built with the vertical mode option in mind.



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  1. Don Serrot says:

    Some arcade games used vertical screens, so this feature might actually get some good use in the future if those games get ported over.

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  2. nice

    like for a free iphone 5

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  3. Bowler AA says:

    1/4 the price of a apple tabet 20x the gaming machine

    Liked by 1 person

    1. n8lewinski says:

      It is actually about the same price now. I think its great but that’s the truth of the matter.

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  4. …. bullet hell shooters….

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    1. My thoughts exactly. Plus, either joycon is a four button controller in that configuration.


  5. Sleepy says:

    It’d be useful for any DS VCs

    Liked by 4 people

  6. strrranders says:

    Why wouldn’t you be able to render graphics sideways…? I don’t get it.

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  7. myownfriend says:

    Is it really that it supports a vertical mode or is it just that the devs are rendering it sideways? That would be just as possible on the Wii U gamepad.

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    1. I second this. pretty sure they’re just drawing sideways using their own code and not making use of some built-in rotation functionality of the Switch OS.
      But bringing this up is still interesting, as people everywhere here noted;
      A sideways Switch is pretty much a perfect portable vertical screen shmup cabinet, and the controls are in the right place to boot.

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  8. PiePiePie says:

    I hope some shoot em ups make there way!!


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