Forums  /  N+  /  playing the game zoomed in vs no zoom

In reply to XandoToasters comment on my 4:47 run in tutorial episodes, I have looked into whether or not playing the game zoomed in is slower than playing with it fully zoomed out. I've discovered that when playing zoomed (by this I mean the partially zoomed setting which is the default for the game), that the animation that happens in between each level is, on average, 0.3 seconds slower than if you were to be fully zoomed out. When zoomed in, depending on the level, the time it takes to hit the exit then start the next level is between 2.7 and 3 seconds. But when zoomed out it takes 2.5 to 2.6 seconds. This timing is done by hand so there is room for error by the way. The reason for this difference in time is because the game has to zoom out before transitioning to the next level, by playing already zoomed out you skip that animation each level saving around 0.25 to 0.35 seconds.

TroutTrout, slippy318slippy318 and XandoToasterXandoToaster like this. 

Well I guess I'm glad that I decided to do these runs then! After playing the other games in the N series, it just felt so wrong to not see the entire level when playing. I wonder how long it would have been before somebody else thought to play zoomed out the whole time.


Thanks for testing that. I'll remember it if I ever decide to do runs again.