Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:12pm 21/06/18 | 0 Comments
And Nintendo 3DS because the game is launching there too. If the name Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker rings any bells it's because the game first made its debut on the Wii U back in 2015. So yeah, this is a port - but as worldwide Switch sales surpassed lifetime Wii U sales in less than a year this is more like a re-release of a hidden gem.
As a platforming game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a little different from the rest. For starters, the Captain’s heavy backpack means jumping is not possible – so in order to guide him past the various enemies, traps and obstacles that stand between him and the precious Power Star in each course, players will need to take a different approach. Rather than rushing in head-first, it’s important to put some thought into plotting Captain Toad’s route, and even more important to use the adjustable camera to carefully observe the surroundings from all angles. Each level is a compact and lovingly-crafted diorama in its own right, designed using the same “miniature garden” concept – called “hakoniwa” in Japanese – that inspired much of the level design in Super Mario Odyssey. This means that lots of charming details, along with plenty of surprises and hidden collectibles, are packed in to what at first glance might seem like quite a small space.
With more than 70 levels to conquer, there’s plenty to keep even the most intrepid explorer occupied for a long while.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is out July 13 for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS for AU$59.95.