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Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Captain Toad final Boxart (NA)
North American box art
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Tokyo,
1-UP Studio
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U platform icon
Classification(s) Nintendoselects-icon
Accessory(ies) Amiibo-icon-2-2
Genre(s) Action puzzle,
Platformer
Rating(s)
ESRB  PEGI  CERO  USK  ACB

03ESRB E  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  02USK 6  01ACB G

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a puzzle game for the Wii U released 2014. The game expands on the concepts from the Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World and adds more GamePad functionality.

Plot

While Captain Toad and Toadette are adventuring, a giant bird, Wingo, comes and grabs the power star they find. Toadette grabs it and gets taken away. 

Gameplay

The gameplay is very similar to the Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World. However, there are a few additions. The main goal now is to get a Power Star at the end of a level but there are 3 gems in a more roundabout path. There is also an additional challenge for each level. The player can also play as Toadette for certain levels. The touch blocks mechanic has been expanded into more puzzles as well as a rotating switch. There are turnips used à la Super Mario Bros. 2 to defeat enemies like Shy Guys. The mine-cart levels have the player aim with GamePad to fire turnips at enemies and gems. There are also boss levels.

Power-ups

Enemies

amiibo functionality

Captain Toad amiibo

This game supports the Toad amiibo from the Super Mario series. Putting him on the NFC scanner will play a pixel toad in the level and the goal is to find it

Other amiibos scanned in will give extra lives.

Courses

There are over 70 courses in the game. Courses include:

Episode 1

  1. Plucky Pass Beginnings
  2. Walleye Tumble Temple
  3. Touchstone Trouble
  4. Mushroom Mesa
  5. Double Cherry Palace
  6. Shy Guy Heights
  7. Spinwheel Library
  8. Mine Cart Tunnel Throwdown
  9. Spinwheel Bullet Bill Base
  10. King of Pyropuff Peak
  11. Piranha Creeper Cove
  12. Briny Bowl Swimming Hole
  13. Turnip Canyon Jungle
  14. Pop-Up Prairie Town
  15. Drop-Road Dash
  16. Bizarre Doors of Boo Mansion
  17. Blizzard on the Star Express

Episode 2

  1. Chute Scoot Slopes
  2. Stumper Sneakaround
  3. Mine Cart Sunset Rundown
  4. Sinister Street Signs
  5. Floaty Fun Water Park
  6. Drift-Along Canyon
  7. Sliding Slab Shuffle
  8. Spooky Spectors at Shadow Manor
  9. Draggadon's Revenge
  10. Spinwheel Cog Ruins
  11. Windup Stairs
  12. Up 'n' Down Terrace
  13. Clear Pipe Puzzleplex
  14. Midnight in Wandering Woods
  15. Double Cherry Spires
  16. Bullet Bill's Touchy Trials
  17. Spinwheel Sky Fort
  18. Battle Tower Blitz

Episode 3

  1. Rolling Inferno
  2. Seesaw Sizzle
  3. Beep Block Sky Plaza
  4. Pickax Cave Plummet
  5. Stumpy Springs Sanctuary
  6. Biddybud Snow Stroll
  7. Cagey Conkdor Caper
  8. Up 'n' Down Desert
  9. Mine Cart Ruins Rumble
  10. Multi-Vator Mayhem
  11. Flip Panel Footpath
  12. Rock Block Badlands
  13. Secret of the Golden Realm
  14. Shy Guy Shadow Den
  15. Razzle-Dazzle Sliders
  16. Poison Canal Cannon Run
  17. Fright Train Flight
  18. No Sleep at Magikoopa Keep
  19. Retro Ramp-Up
  20. Twisty-Turny Planet
  21. Ghost Gallery Gambit
  22. Touchstone Turmoil
  23. Color Crate Carousel
  24. Trick-Track Hall
  25. Deep-Space Gyromajig
  26. Magma Road Marathon
  27. Scalding Scaffold Sinkhole
  28. Wingo's Whackdown

Bonus episode

This episode will either unlock from the start if there is a Super Mario 3D World save, or unlock after beating the 3 other episodes. The levels included are from 3D World but they only contain a green star.

Development

The game originally started development as a Legend of Zelda game but, Nintendo rejected it. They were impressed by the dioramas though.

Reception

The game was received by critics decently well, scoring a Metacritic of 80 and a GameRankings of 80.36%.

In terms of sales, the game has performed decently for a low budget release, selling about 39,000 in its first week in Japan.

Trivia

  • In each level, like Super Mario 3D World, there's a hidden pixel Luigi.
  • On the title screen, there are two hidden levels showing visual tricks with perspective. One is a statue showing a flower and star and the other is a panel showing a Super Mario Bros. level.

Gallery

  Main article: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker/gallery

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