Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Nintendo Switch

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Jul 13, 2018

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

1122 Reviews
NaN review
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.

Fernando Gusman

Fernando Gusman

Nov 16, 2019

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

45 Reviews
Colm AhernJul 11, 2018
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker fits the Switch like a glove with its bite-sized levels that allow you to graft for glistening jewels at your leisure. If you played it four years ago, then there sadly isn’t a whole lot here that will feel fresh, but that doesn’t mean the base game isn’t as fun as it was four years ago for both experienced players and newcomers alike.
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.
Dave AubreyJul 11, 2018
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is one of the most delightfully charming puzzle games of in recent memory and the dollhouse-style puzzle boxes are wonderful to explore and it's cute and adorable all the way through. Sadly, Wii U owners will find few reasons to pick up this edition of the game, but anyone who hasn't already played Captain Toad will find a puzzle game they'll finish and just want more of.

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