|Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker|
|Date Released||December 12th, 2014|
|Completionist Rating||Finipete It!|
|Link||Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker|
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, known in Japan as Susume! Kinopio-taichō (進め! キノピオ隊長, lit. March Onwards! Captain Kinopio), is anaction puzzle video gamedeveloped by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. The game is a spin-off of the Mario series which builds upon a minigame originally featured in Super Mario 3D World. First announced at Nintendo's E3 2014 digital event, the game was released in Japan on November 13, 2014, December 5, 2014 in North America, December 21, 2014 in the UK, January 2, 2015 in the rest of Europe, and January 3, 2015 in Australia. It supports amiibo figures, specifically the Toad figure.
The Completionist[edit | edit source]
Though Jirard acknowledges that the game is similar to the Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World, Jirard is openminded about the game. He notes how with a full game, the levels feel more unique and fresh. He also gives kudos to the presentation, despite its similarities to 3D World. He praises the use of Captain Toad for the gameplay style offered. The power-ups also help add to the gameplay without making it tedious. The secondary tasks can be a bit tedious to him, but the collectable gems help add to the exploration of the game. He also appreciates the turnip cannon and mine cart sections, even if they aren't perfect. He brings attention to the fact that the game was meant to be amiibo compatible, but the functionality was not available at launch.
Jirard finds the various completion bonuses fulfilling to get, but notes the time challenges lacking a reward disappointed him. As a whole, he finds the game worth it due to its plethora of content and creativity.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Greg makes various references to Indiana Jones throughout the review.
- Jirard claims a save file for Super Mario 3D World is needed to unlock the Bonus World. That is incorrect. The Bonus World is unlocked upon beating World 3 regardless of if there is a 3D World save on the player's Wii U.
- However, having a save file for 3D World does allow for the Bonus World to be unlocked a lot sooner.