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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a puzzle game featuring Captain Toad of Super Mario Galaxy's Toad Brigade. On his treasure-seeking quest, Captain Toad visits many different levels to collect diamond, coins and stars.

Each level appears as a page in a story book with specific goals to complete. Each stage has three hidden diamond to collect and one special objective, such as collecting a golden mushroom, avoiding or defeating all the enemies, or gathering a set number of coins, to complete. The main objective is to reach the golden star at the end of the levels. To do so, the player controls Captain Toad (or Toadette) through mazes, platforms and tunnels. Completed objectives are then checked on the storybook page, and a stamp appears once all objectives are met.

Captain Toad cannot jump, but he can pick-up and use turnips and other tools, like a pickax that defeats the enemies and destroys the blocks in Captain Toad's way for a limited time or a cherry that creates a duplicate Captain Toad. The WiiU GamePad is used in different ways to help Captain Toad move around: tilting the GamePad (or using the right analog) changes the view to help spot hidden objects, some parts of the level can be rotated, raised or lowered by touching them on the GamePad screen, and some wheels can be turned via the touch screen to rotate certain platforms. If Captain Toad gets hurt, he shrinks down, and regains his normal size if he uses a mushroom. If he gets hurt a second time, he loses a life; if all lives are lost, it's game over. Finding a 1-up mushroom or collecting 100 coins adds an additional life.

In some levels, Captain Toad rides a mine cart and the player must shoot at coins, blocks, enemies and treasures as the cart moves towards the golden star.

In the later 3DS and Switch version new levels were added based upon worlds from Super Mario Odyssey, including levels which could be unlocked using the 3 Super Mario Odyssey Wedding Amiibo's. Additionally, after failing a level a set amount of times a invincibility mushroom will appear to aid in passing the level.


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U Touch the elevator to make it work
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U Some sort of Mario museum?
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U Bonus: a slightly modified first level from <moby game="Super Mario 3D World">Super Mario 3D World</moby>
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U Ghost house level

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Render
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Render
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Render
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Render


Alternate Titles

  • "進め! キノピオ隊長" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Susume! Kinopio-taichō" -- Japanese spelling romanization
  • "Susume! Captain Kinopio" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A Backpack Overburdened with Adventure Wii U Adzuken (858)

Critic Reviews

Video Chums Wii U Dec 15, 2014 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Unlimited Wii U Dec 03, 2014 86 out of 100 86
Gaming Age Nintendo Switch Jul 22, 2018 B+ 83
Common Sense Media Wii U 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nintendo Switch Jul 29, 2018 8 out of 10 80 Wii U Dec 01, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Wii U Dec 16, 2014 7 out of 10 70 Wii U Dec 01, 2014 14 out of 20 70
GamingTrend Nintendo Switch Jul 23, 2018 65 out of 100 65
Giant Bomb Wii U Dec 01, 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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