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  • Summary: 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Aug 10, 2018
    91
    Overall, Treasure Tracker is a real gem of a game. It’s also beautiful; I was stunned by it on Wii U, but the visuals have only gotten better on Switch. It’s bright, cheery, and wildly creative from an aesthetic standpoint. Each stage is like a diorama, making the game feel like the player is interacting with toys, rather than lines of code. The soundtrack isn’t especially varied, likely because most stages don’t require a lot of time to beat, but I’d have appreciated a few more tracks to spice things up.
  2. Jul 11, 2018
    90
    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. 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.
  3. 85
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker highlights one of the best secondary characters in the Super Mario universe, and gives him a stellar adventure. Fans of the Wii U version should pick it up for the portable experience and extra levels while those who didn’t play the game in 2014 will find a lot to love. It’s another fantastic addition to the continually growing Switch library, and I can’t wait to see what Nintendo does with Captain Toad in the future.
  4. 80
    Another great Wii U game that is made better by the Nintendo Switch's portability. It's a fun experience that doesn't overstay its welcome, but definitely does feel repetitive in certain areas.
  5. Jul 19, 2018
    80
    Everything about Captain Toad is overwhelmingly charming.
  6. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker remains an excellent game that feels perfectly at home on the Switch. The short-burst gameplay of the diorama-puzzle levels suits the portable nature of the system to a tee. It still looks, sounds and plays as well as it did on the Wii-U, so if it didn’t hold your attention then, the lackluster additional features aren’t likely to change your feelings now. If you’re a Switch owner looking for a joyous, simple, unique puzzle game, then Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is worth some permanent space on your memory card.
  7. Jul 11, 2018
    60
    There is a charmingly competent puzzler here, yet it’s hard to recommend without an abundance of caveats. If you’ve yet to play the Captain Toad and solving cute and charming puzzles, it could be worth a shot if it drops in price, even though the asking price is lower than most to begin with. If possible, and if you own a Wii U, you would be better off dusting that system down and playing it on there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 57
  2. Negative: 4 out of 57
  1. Jul 14, 2018
    10
    Cute little game, perfectly made for handheld. Controls are good, no slowdowns. Technically solid. Imho it has much charm and very highCute little game, perfectly made for handheld. Controls are good, no slowdowns. Technically solid. Imho it has much charm and very high quality. What i dont get is why people think this would be different game, just because its on Switch now...and downrate it on that. So i ask: did you cry when an old movie was redone/changed just for a new medium? I guess not...
    Since im playing 1p and on handheld, this is my rating for excatly that.
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  2. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    I just can't believe Captain Toad only got 8 here....I will give 100 for it's really surprisingly percet level design.
  3. Apr 29, 2020
    9
    Game looks good and there are always different puzzles that are challenging, fun, and engaging! This may be a port, but there is a bonus bookGame looks good and there are always different puzzles that are challenging, fun, and engaging! This may be a port, but there is a bonus book which has puzzles based off of scenes from Super Mario Odyssey which is really neat. I dislike that the books have the same story line where Toad gets stolen then Toadette and back to Toad. It is just a repetitive storyline. But other than that, this game is amazing and cute. Mario games never fail to make me smile and be happy. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2019
    8
    A very charming and sometimes challenging puzzle game that is a little too long for its own good.
  5. Jul 25, 2018
    8
    The adventurous Captain Toad still manages to keep its charm and excitement from the Wii U version with upgrades that makes this versionThe adventurous Captain Toad still manages to keep its charm and excitement from the Wii U version with upgrades that makes this version unique compared to the others. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2018
    7
    For the price Captain Toad : Treasure Tracker is worth it, but it lacks so much in terms of content.
    It has exactly the same amount of levels
    For the price Captain Toad : Treasure Tracker is worth it, but it lacks so much in terms of content.
    It has exactly the same amount of levels of the wii u version and the only new thing is the Super Mario Odyssey's levels but it took away the Super Mario 3D World's level, which in my opinion, is the biggest flaw of this port. Another flaw that I can say about this game is that you can complete it really fast.
    Now that I showed what I think that are the biggest flaws of this game, I'm going to write it's major strengths. Captain Toad : Treasure Tracker is a nicely done puzzle experience with 70 levels with various and creative ways to finish them which makes every single level unique and fun to play. The artstyle also makes the game cute and gorgeous.
    To conclude, Captain Toad : Treasure Tracker, even thought short and even if it doesn't bring much new content, is a cute experience to enjoy with creative ways to play and to solve all the 70 puzzle levels it offers.
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  7. Aug 6, 2019
    0
    So boring and Full of Bucks bäh löl. Goffhdjo tauchst djfvckkhgf hhh udwef

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