Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Box Art
System: Wii U
Dev: Nintendo EAD Tokyo
Pub: Nintendo
Release: December 5, 2014
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Mild Cartoon Violence

In addition to the regular gameplay mechanics, the touchpad also plays a big part. Special blocks, cogs and certain coins can only be obtained through using the touchpad. This can at times add to the overall joy of playing the game, but it has once or twice proven to be an issue. The expected multitasking of using the touchscreen and playing at the same time proved more than a challenge to myself, occasionally. This is something I can see some less experienced gamers becoming increasingly annoyed with. This could even annoy seasoned players as well. But with over 70 levels to explore, collect everything, and overall dominate everything there’s truly something for everyone in this title to enjoy.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Screenshot

Graphically, the cute simple character designs are not intrusive, they aren’t outside the normal of what you’d expect from a Mario family title. This is one of the more enjoyable aspects about a Mario family title. Before you even turn it on you know what to expect. You know what you are getting before you even start the game, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker does not disappoint. Same thing with the sounds of the game. They do not venture outside what we have heard before, and the score behind the levels is music that is just sort of there. It’s not annoying or abrasive, it’s just like hey this is Mario music, and then that’s it.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a lot for the price. It’s a value game, and it’s just a fun little title for everyone. Nintendo continues to prove why they are the legends of the industry. They deliver time and time again with solid titles, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is one such title. Admittedly I was not looking forward to this title when it came across my desk, but I am really happy that I sat down with it. If you are looking for a last minute gift idea for your Nintendo enthusiast, this is one to get.

Matt Walker
Date: December 5, 2014

The simplistic nature of the levels help this game really shine.
It never feels cumbersome, but it does occasionally frustrate.
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
If you love Mario game sounds then this is right up your alley.
Play Value
It’s simple, it’s approachable, but this might also be its biggest problem.
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Equipped with nothing more than a neck scarf, backpack and oversized head lamp, Captain Toad finds hidden gems, coins and power-ups on his way to the gold star at the end of each tricky, trap-filled stage.
  • Captain Toad isn't particularly fast or strong. He can't jump and he has no super powers. But he knows that sometimes, it's all about wits and perspective.
  • Twist the camera to reveal hidden locations and other secrets. The Wii U GamePad offers a closer view of the dangers and hidden items in each maze, and its gyro controls can also be used to peer around.
  • Captain Toad's world is brimming with life, with dangerous enemies, tricky platforms, nasty traps and secrets to uncover. Each stage is its own puzzle to solve, and littered throughout are hidden items in hard-to-reach places. Can you help our tiny adventurer survive to find them all?

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