Cameron Taylor, mostly known as Ninjamuffin99, collaborated with Newgrounds and released Friday Night Funkin back in October 2020. And it brought a lot of audience to Newgrounds, so much so that their website crashed once.
The game revolves around a Boyfriend (player character) who has to defeat various characters in singing/rapping battles to woo the Girlfriend. And these battles are set in various indie worlds like Cuphead, Bendy, and more.
Show us one more rhythm game that does a rhythm genre title like this.
Another factor that contributed to the popularity is the mod-ability. Friday Night Funkin is an open-source game. A beginner can write code to mod the game and create a personalized version.
With so much fun to be had, everyone wants to play FNF on their favored consoles. And that’s where things get tricky. The limited platform compatibility left a lot of fans annoyed, Nintendo Switch players more than others.
Fans have been demanding a Friday Night Funkin Switch port ever since the initial release. But will it ever happen?
Friday Night Funkin Switch Port – Will It Happen?
Friday Night Funkin came out for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android. And you can also play FNF online on a host of web browsers.
But, if you’re looking to play Friday Night Funkin on Nintendo Switch, prepare to get disappointed. Because FNF did not get an official Switch port yet.
However, that doesn’t rule out a future release – especially since the game is open-source.
In fact, people have already prepared modded Friday Night Funkin Switch ports, albeit incomplete.
So, a Friday Night Funkin Nintendo Switch release is definitely a possibility.
Until that happens, here’s how you can play FNF on your Nintendo Switch.
How to Install Friday Night Funkin on Nintendo Switch?
So, before we get on with it, you’ll need to make sure your Nintendo Switch is moddable. Because to play Friday Night Funkin on Switch, we’ll first have to MOD the console and then manually inject the game.
If you don’t know anything about it, follow this super easy Nintendo Switch modding guide.
And now, let’s inject FNF into your Switch.
- Use Google Drive OR MEGA link to get Friday Night Funkin for Nintendo Switch. (approximately 100MB size file)
- Once the download is complete, unzip the file.
- After unzipping, you’ll see a funkin-rewritten folder.
- Next up, attach Switch’s SD card to your PC.
- Look for the switch folder on the SD card.
- Copy and paste the funkin-rewritten folder into the switch folder on the SD card.
- Put the SD card back into your Nintendo Switch and turn it on.
- In the hbumenu, look for Friday Night Funkin Rewritten file.
- Launch the file by pressing A, and you can now play Friday Night Funkin on Switch.
We have HTV04 to thank for this re-written Friday Night Funkin Switch port.
Friday Night Funkin – Game Content
As we mentioned earlier- it’s not official, and it’s not perfect.
The gameplay is smooth, there are no obvious glitches or sudden crashes, but the game’s content is limited. Here’s how much Friday Night Funkin is available in this Switch port.
The official version of FNF has 12 characters, with 2 more debuts lined up.
But, in the Friday Night Funkin Nintendo Switch port, there are only 5 playable characters.
- Hank J. Wimbelton.
- Cassette Girl.
But as the re-written titles get popular among the masses, we’re sure more characters will make their way into the modded FNF.
You do get to enjoy all the original songs in the Switch port which includes 1 tutorial track and 21 playable tracks- 3 for every week. Here’s all of them in the order they appear in the game.
- Hot Cocoa
- Satin Panties
- Winter Horrorland
- Dad Battle
- Philly Nice
If you didn’t figure it out already, the FNF Switch port does have all 7 Weeks; unlocked one after another. Each Week, you’ll face off against a different rival. Here’s a list of every rival per week.
- Week 1: Daddy Dearest
- Week 2: Spooky Month
- Week 3: Pico
- Week 4: Mommy Must Murder
- Week 5: Red Snow
- Week 6: Hating Simulator ft. Moawling
- Week 7: Tankman
As for the controls; X is UP, B is DOWN, Y is LEFT, and A is RIGHT.
And that brings us to the end.
Now you know how to play Friday Night Funkin on Switch and how much content you are getting. You get to enjoy two game modes, Story and Freeplay.
But Freeplay is only fun when you have everything unlocked. And to do that, you’ll need to complete Story Mode.