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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 Nintendo Switch Bonus hidden area
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U OK, now there's an army against me
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U Riding the dragon!
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U Disco-themed level where floors disappear and reappear with the beat

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


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 (854)

Critic Reviews

FNintendo Wii U Dec 15, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Wii U Dec 09, 2014 4.5 out of 5 90 Wii U Jan 02, 2014 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Nintendo Switch Aug 31, 2018 85 out of 100 85 Nintendo Switch Jul 12, 2018 85 out of 100 85
Gaming Age Nintendo Switch Jul 22, 2018 B+ 83
The Jimquisition Wii U Dec 01, 2014 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo Switch Jul 29, 2018 8 out of 10 80 Wii U Dec 01, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Southern Daily Echo Nintendo Switch Jul 23, 2018 8 out of 10 80


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