As fun as SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated has been, as noted in our review, the Nintendo Switch version admittedly had some technical issues holding it back from true greatness.
Though Battle for Bikini Bottom doesn’t bring anything new to the table as a 3D platformer, its strong level design, lighthearted tone, and gorgeous remastered visuals make this one an easy recommendation. That being said, rampant technical issues hold the game back from true greatness, which is a real shame given the quality in nearly every other area.
The good news is publisher THQ Nordic and Purple Lamp Studios have now rolled out a new patch for this particular release - bumping the game up to version 1.0.2. Patch notes have not yet been released, but a tweet about it says "minor issues" have been fixed.
Early feedback suggests the game in both docked and handheld mode now looks a lot better. Frame rate might have also been improved, but there is no guarantee. Are you still experiencing issues with the Switch version? Report it directly to THQ Nordic.
Here's some extended footage of Switch version 1.0.2 via the YouTube channel Ninbanyan:
If any official patch notes surface, we'll update this post. How's your experience been since this update? Tell us below.