Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Nintendo Switch

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Jul 13, 2018
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Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Nintendo EAD
Content Rating: Everyone


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which originally launched for Wii U, is coming to Nintendo Switch. The new version includes new miniature courses based on various Kingdoms in the Super Mario Odyssey game. Also, anyone can play with a friend or family member by sharing a pair of Joy-Con controllers. While one player controls Captain Toad, the other can assist with things like turnip cover fire.

Gamer Reviews

1329 Reviews
0 review
Jun 1, 2021

Amazing puzzle game. Some puzzles are complex, and there are many interesting mechanics to work within the game. Also, the $5 DLC levels are amazing as well.

Sep 13, 2020
Cute but not the best game
Jun 5, 2020
This game oozes charm with it's 'hakoniwa' level layout and crisp visuals and you'll probably fall in love with it immediately. It is an accessible game for casual players with only a few challenging levels here and there. Having said that, there's more to the game for people seeking more challenge. The puzzles encourage you to replay levels and trying to master it by including gems and challenges for every level. It definitely kicks up the difficulty for certain levels, but it is not unfair by any means. While having great fun replaying the levels a few times to get all the gems and completing all the challenges, I didn't find the 'Pixel Toad' mode enjoyable. The time trial mode is a welcome addition to fulfil your inner speedrunner, but the menu lacks a good way of displaying your set times.

The characters lack a jump button, thereby forcing you to always plan your way to the end of the level and manage height differences carefully. Since you can't go in recklessly but neither mash buttons, the game offers a different taste of puzzling challenge. The design of the puzzles was never affected by the walking pace and it actually felt more engaging. The introduction of new mechanics always goes gradually and there's never a steep learning curve. Overall, the game controls really well despite the 'lower pace'. The touch mechanics, luckily, aren't being used as a gimmick as with some motion controls in other games. However, I wish there was an option to turn valves with your analog sticks as well. The parts of the game where I struggled a bit with finicky controls are the vehicle/first person view sections, because of the button layout. Thanks to the ability to remap the buttons on your Switch, this problem can be eliminated.

If you haven't played it on other systems before, this unique game is a must-play.
Avi Shapiro

Avi Shapiro

Nov 4, 2021
Jordi Molins

Jordi Molins

Jul 14, 2021
Fernando Gusman

Fernando Gusman

Nov 16, 2019

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

46 Reviews
Poorna ShankarJul 17, 2018
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a joy to play. It oozes happiness, it makes me smile, and I absolutely love it. It’s a perfect summer game for the Nintendo Switch. Whether you played the Wii U version, or you missed out like me, you should absolutely pick it up. For $40, it’s a wonderful treat and I love seeing quality older Wii U titles get their day on the much more popular Nintendo Switch.
Joe SkrebelsJul 11, 2018
Treasure Tracker still feels close to unique, and gains new life on both of Nintendo’s current systems. Switch is very much the better choice, but 3DS is by no means a bad option. Still smart, prettier than ever and, in retrospect, genuinely important as part of Nintendo’s modern history, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a rare example of a game that actually feels better for being a few years old.
Samuel GuglielmoJul 28, 2018
I feel a bit bad that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker‘s initial launch didn’t go swimmingly. Especially since it wasn’t really the game’s fault. However, everything is better now that it’s on a console people actually own. If you’ve never played Captain Toad, you’re missing out on one of the smartest puzzle games in Nintendo’s catalog. If you have, well… it’s Captain Toad. You can play it again and it’ll be just as fun.

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