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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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  1. Positive: 67 out of 78
  2. Negative: 0 out of 78
  1. Jan 13, 2015
    95
    Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker is a joyous experience in an age where many games go for the grim. This low-cost, high-value puzzler’s packed full of sweet characters, delightful visuals, and its multi-objective level design lets nubile gamers feel accomplished at simply beating a stage while still leaving some nice challenge for the more hardcore among us.
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    90
    Treasure Tracker may be relatively budget-priced, but it doesn't feel like a cheap, throwaway creation. Every inch of its nearly 100 stages and bonus levels has been buffed to a spit-shine finish, and the Nintendo content factory has produced dozens of one-of-a-kind stage concepts to explore here.
  3. 90
    If anything, the release of Captain Toad goes to show just how confident Nintendo is, and more so with how much it understands its audience. In a blockbuster season filled with plenty of firearms and fistfights, Captain Toad shows us more creativity and style than many new IPs out there.
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    While Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker certainly succeeds brilliantly in most of its puzzle-platforming endeavors, it does feel slightly short in the end, and a fussy camera can sabotage sequences that require quick actions and quick decisions.
  5. Jan 26, 2015
    80
    Indeed, its central mechanic feels rather like a statement in itself; perhaps this is Nintendo’s way of motivating its designers and players alike to embrace the idea of approaching the familiar from a fresh perspective.
  6. Dec 10, 2014
    80
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a colorful game with nice puzzles to solve while chilling out. Another interesting Wii U exclusive.
  7. Dec 1, 2014
    60
    The little mushroom man finally gets his name on the marquee, and the result is a charming, unique, and puzzle-heavy adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 82
  2. Negative: 3 out of 82
  1. Jul 19, 2016
    10
    I love the character Toad and this game is fun! The graphics and levels are amazing and are also unique. I hope this gets a sequel or toadI love the character Toad and this game is fun! The graphics and levels are amazing and are also unique. I hope this gets a sequel or toad gets another game! Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2014
    10
    This game if fun for anybody who picks it up. So far two people who never play video games are currently loving it in my household. For theThis game if fun for anybody who picks it up. So far two people who never play video games are currently loving it in my household. For the more seasoned gamer, it takes some getting used to not being able to jump, however the quirky mechanics they dreamed up to compensate make it much more enjoyable than your average puzzle platforming adventure. Very colorful, imaginative and priced lower than a AAA title while delivering AAA fun. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Dec 5, 2014
    10
    The BEST game for all ages of 2014! This game screams charm and never lets go for its almost 100 stages! If you love Mario games, puzzle orThe BEST game for all ages of 2014! This game screams charm and never lets go for its almost 100 stages! If you love Mario games, puzzle or platforming games, or games like Pushmo and Crashmo, this is the game for you! It's a game I can play with my 6 year old and 4 year old in the room! Well done Nintendo! 10/10 Expand
  4. Feb 16, 2017
    9
    I haven't played Super Mario 3d World so i hadn't tasted the sweet sweet goodness that is Captain Toad Treasure Tracker but once i had iI haven't played Super Mario 3d World so i hadn't tasted the sweet sweet goodness that is Captain Toad Treasure Tracker but once i had i couldnt look away and had to keep on playing.

    Its refreshing to see puzzle ganes coming back with a bang. I am a huge Nintendo fan who was just a little behind with the WiiU, when i got the system i got this game with it and nothing else and i couldn't have been happier.

    With tight controls, fantastic asthetics, beautiful music, gorgeous graphics and addictice gameplay this game is absolitely fantastic, i gave it a 9 as for a 10/10 the game has to be perfect but this is possibly the closest thing to perfect i have played in a long time.

    Play this game, you wont be disappointed.
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  5. Mar 8, 2016
    8
    The adventurous Captain Toad manages to keep 2014 a fun year for Nintendo and company for every Nintendo fan and Wii U owner out there in theThe adventurous Captain Toad manages to keep 2014 a fun year for Nintendo and company for every Nintendo fan and Wii U owner out there in the entire globe. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2018
    8
    I'll be completely honest with you guys: when this game was first shown off at E3 2014, I thought Nintendo was joking. I had no idea NintendoI'll be completely honest with you guys: when this game was first shown off at E3 2014, I thought Nintendo was joking. I had no idea Nintendo was going to be making a full-fledged new Captain Toad game and I was kinda convinced that it would be alright, but nothing great. And then I remembered who we're talking about: Nintendo, the one company that seems to be pretty good with surprising people. And they definitely did that with "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker."
    The game is absolutely fun, visually beautiful, features solid character development (even for a Mario game), and the one thing Nintendo is known for when it comes to games: great level design. The level design in this game is extremely clever and it reminds me of why Nintendo dominated for most of the 90s. There's also plenty of challenge here and some reason to go back, which is more than some "one-and-done" games tend to do.
    Unfortunately, the game is not perfect. Though the challenge is good, it can be a bit TOO challenging at points, and the game will start to feel like it's overstaying its welcome a little bit.
    Even so, the game's positives highly outweigh the negatives and "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker" is a great game that Wii U owners should definitely pick up.
    Final rating: 8 out of 10 "Great"
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  7. Oct 27, 2017
    4
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a unique puzzle game weighed down by a stiff control scheme and bland, basic puzzles. The issues of thisCaptain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a unique puzzle game weighed down by a stiff control scheme and bland, basic puzzles. The issues of this game surface a few levels after the game starts. These first puzzles do a great job establishing all the mechanics, but have very little depth to them, and as the game progresses, they hardly get more involved. I do not hate easy games, however puzzle games in which the puzzle has very little depth or nuance are unappealing. This main problem wouldn't be so much of an issue in my opinion if the puzzles were made with an open-ended nature in mind. I enjoy some of the easier puzzles in puzzle games because they're so approachable and can be solved in a myriad of different ways. The puzzles in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker almost all amount to moving the camera to find an object that was invisible previously, then using that object to progress. These can hardly be called puzzles, because there is no input by the player. There are occasional levels that consistently avoid this problem, but the vast majority of levels unfortunately use this tactic quite a bit, and as a result can get stale fast. There are, however, things about this game that I enjoyed. I thought the artstyle was beautiful. The more childish, plump, and nonthreatening enemy designs are complimented perfectly by the toy-like levels with the artstyle from Mario 3D World. When the game presents interesting puzzles instead of the puzzles which mostly rely on camera movement, the game can be really fun. Unfortunately, however, there are not enough creative moments such as these to make up for the overall basic puzzles and level design, so I'm going to give Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker a 4 out of 10. It certainly has appeal, but for me, the appeal is too niche to recommend unless you really like easy puzzle games. Expand

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