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 an action puzzle video game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and 1-UP Studio, and published by Nintendofor the Wii U. The game is a spin-off of the Super 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.
The game builds upon the Adventures of Captain Toad minigame within Super Mario 3D World, where the basic gameplay model had been first introduced. In the game, players control Captain Toad and his companion Toadette into safely navigating through various obstacles and reach a gold star at the end of each level. Completing the game allows players to see the link between Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Super Mario 3D World, and having save data from the latter or beating Treasure Tracker allows players to play four 3D World levels as Captain Toad.
The player can manipulate the camera to view around the level, which can reveal hidden areas containing bonus items. Both characters can be hit once before dying, but they collect mushrooms to restore their health. As in Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad can also walk and run, but cannot jump while carrying a heavy backpack. As in Super Mario Bros. 2, he can pull up plants from the ground, which yield either collecting coins or throwing turnips at enemies. He can also use Super Pickax to clear out enemies and obstacle blocks, that is similar to the hammer in Donkey Kong. The game makes use of the Wii U GamePad’s features, as the player can touch the screen to manipulate platforms and use gyroscopic controls to aim turnips while riding mine carts. The game makes use of amiibo: using the Toad amiibo places a “pixel Toad” in levels for Captain Toad to find, in the style of hide and seek; other figurines give the player extra lives.
Author: Unfold Brazil