Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker remains an excellent game that feels perfectly at home on the Switch. These four new levels replace the Wii U exclusive levels that were based on Super Mario 3D World. I definitely recommend buying this game. Enemies that are closer to cute than menacing? Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an absolute joy to behold, from its cute visual styling and delicious soundtrack and audio utterances from the main characters, to the expertly crafted self-contained stages, jam-packed with smart puzzles to solve and a plethora of goodies to uncover. No one would say that about the Super Mario Odyssey levels that replaced them, which means that the Switch port is better than its Wii U predecessor, but it would have been great to have all the old levels — and more — in this version. As with many games, Captain Toad feels particularly at home on the Switch. In addition to controlling the character, you control the camera, rotating each level in 3D to reveal four or five hidden objects.
Secret of the Inverted Pyramid 2. Themed levels with their own aesthetics are introduced over time, and each establishes its own gimmick. All up, there are 82 Captain Toad Treasure Tracker levels, which include four all-new episodes based on Super Mario Odyssey. Each of the Captain Toad Treasure Tracker levels is a self-contained diorama. The progression is steady enough--both within stages and across them--that you'll be left, more often than not, feeling clever and encouraged. There are already plenty of solid puzzle games on the Switch, like, the excellent crossover Puyo Puyo Tetris, and the always brilliant Picross S. The gameplay Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is very fun and very unique.
Midnight in the Wandering Woods 15. Mine Cart Ruins Rumble 10. This was one of those Wii U gems that thoroughly deserved another shot at the limelight, and with its excellent new additions now, it is indeed time to shine bright. That game is a waste of time, don't buy it, it isn't worth the price. Toad Brigade to Trick Track Hall! A calm stage can be followed immediately by one filled with foes and traps, though, shifting where and how you focus your attention. Imho it has much charm and very high quality. I mean, in previous games you're usually collecting stars to power something that will get you somewhere or allow you to go somewhere, and it's never the important part of the game, but it does at least motivate the action of the game and give you a reason to be exploring the brilliantly designed levels.
The King of Pyropuff Peak 11. And both make those rewards for curiosity the only way to progress: Treasure Tracker with Super Gems and Odyssey with Power Moons. That small omission makes the Switch version a less than definitive version of a modern puzzle classic, but there are still plenty of great puzzles to enjoy. Before I get to the gameplay, the graphics and sounds are very good. Above: Based on the Super Mario 3D World engine, the levels often include visually charming touches. Really, this can't be true.
This becomes necessary when unlocking certain levels requires a specific number of gemstones, but you can also go back and locate a pixelated version of Toad for fun. You never seen a game like this before, and Nintendo did a phenomenal job on this game. Controls are good, no slowdowns. Instead, he can unearth tossable turnips, go on a mine cart ride, and … well, not swim, but walk underwater. Really, each stage feels like an adorable puzzle box. The game is worth the price, especially since even if you complete a level it gives you a task to do to finish your book.
But perhaps the most interesting effect of returning to Treasure Tracker is in realising how influential this little spin-off became within Nintendo. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker is now available on Switch. The failure of the Wii U has been a boon for the Nintendo Switch. Not only does Toad appear in Odyssey, but both games make use of a Japanese gardening concept known as hakoniwa — or box garden — where a small space is packed with details. It does not change that much from the Wii U game, but the extra content is amazing.
You're left with the sense that there could be plenty more and that the idea of rotating through levels doesn't get its full due. Secret of the Golden Realm 14. Above: Four new stages from Super Mario Odyssey are great, but replace four Wii U stages from Super Mario 3D World. These levels are a mish-mash of new and old levels, special completion requirements and new mechanics. The main attraction here though comes with the brilliant diorama puzzles, each of which feel incredibly unique, and oftentimes sport unique mechanics. A two-player mode is also introduced with the Switch version, letting one player control Toad and the other the cursor to interact with.
Sundown Mine Cart Rundown 4. Players will need to search from all angles to find a pixellated Toad and tap on him. . Toss a turnip from the other side, and you can dissolve a wall with its power and move through. But I still do wish there was just a little more there. The puzzles are challenging and engaging. If you happened to miss the game the first time around, the crux of Captain Toad is solving miniature self-contained puzzle levels.
Toad Brigade to Magikoopa Keep! Some have 1-Up Mushrooms and some have Golden Mushrooms worth 50 coins. A few other minor changes have been made to the game, like removing platforms that originally required you to blow into the mic on the Wii U GamePad to move, and replacing them with other types of platforms. If possible, and if you own a Wii U, you would be better off dusting that system down and playing it on there. Being a re-release, there are also some new ones based on Super Mario Odyssey. A re-release of the original Wii U game, the Captain Toad Treasure Tracker levels in the Switch version includes nearly all of the original.