Last week on July 13, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the latest spin off from the super popular Mario 3D World was released for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. Captain Toad takes the focus away from Mario and puts the spotlight on Toad, who must navigate over 70 different puzzle environments attempting to find treasure around the corner. All the while avoiding the classic pitfalls and bad guys that all the Mario games feature. Toad must brave some really ingeniously designed puzzles some of which might be familiar from Super Mario 3D World, these levels include smoldering volcanoes, Steam Engines and Haunted Houses.
I have found that some of the best Super Mario games don’t star Mario! This includes the Donkey Kong games as well as Luigi’s Mansion. You could say with the mantle of Mario lifted the Nintendo game developers have a bit more freedom to explore new ways of game play that might not necessarily fit into the jump/stomp and run of a regular Super Mario game. In Captain Toad for instance, Toad or his partner Toadette cannot jump, they can run, walk and pull various items out of the ground (similar to Mario 2) all in the effort of safely making their way to the level’s gold star. Also, very important in the game play is being able to manipulate the screen, players can move the perspective of the camera to view the level at different angles revealing hidden compartments and secret prizes. I enjoyed that it teaches kids to think about solving problems from different perspectives.
The boys really enjoyed the game. Check out the video below to see the game in action with the boys:
As part of this review we are going to give one reader a chance to enjoy the game as well.
One lucky reader will receive the 3DS version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker valued at over $35. All you have to do is leave a comment.
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Disclosure: We received a copy of the 3DS version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker as part of the Giveaway.