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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Rating Summary

Based on 143 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

85%

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Based on 143 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Wii UDec 5, 2014
Nintendo 3DSJul 13, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJul 13, 2018

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Platformer

The intrepid Captain Toad sets off on his own adventure for the very first time through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Reviews

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IGN

8.7 / 10.0
IGN

Treasure Tracker still feels close to unique, and gains new life on both of Nintendo's current systems. Switch is very much the better choice, but 3DS is by no means a bad option. Still smart, prettier than ever and, in retrospect, genuinely important as part of Nintendo's modern history, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a rare example of a game that actually feels better for being a few years old.

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Perhaps aiming to satisfy a younger audience, Treasure Tracker prefers to drop in a colourful boss-fight or format-breaking set-piece than to push the puzzle designs as hard as they can go. Solving most of these levels is more a matter of following your nose than exercising your brain. Captain Toad also doesn't achieve as reliably perfect a synthesis of puzzle and platforming as Game Boy Donkey Kong did, occasionally failing to fully scratch either itch - though at other times it finds something truly original in the space between them. And there is always that moment when you load up a new level and spin it, beholding another perfect microcosm, made just for you. 18 years on from Super Mario 64, Nintendo's designers are still going further in their exploration of the third dimension than almost anyone else.

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IGN

8.2 / 10.0
IGN

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is one of the smartest, most charming puzzle games of 2014.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Utterly charming on (literally) every level, it may not offer much in terms of fast action but this is just as imaginative and engrossing as any Super Mario game.

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