Nintendo Switch Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Another great port for Switch?

The Wii U version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was an enjoyable experience and one that I had a lot of fun with, so I was more than pleased when I heard it was getting ports for Switch and 3DS. We’ll be taking a look at the Switch version and seeing if it’s worth picking up…

The core gameplay of the game remains intact, Captain Toad cannot jump and must collect treasure in these levels, while avoiding enemies and searching hidden nooks and crannies. The Switch version has the exclusive feature of letting a second player help Toad or Toadette out by stopping enemies, moving objects and throwing turnips. The Switch version also has new levels based on Super Mario Odyssey that can be unlocked by playing the game or you can instantly unlock them by tapping a Super Mario Odyssey Amiibo in-game.

The only downside is that there are only 4 Odyssey levels and other than that and the 2-player option, there isn’t any other new content. This may put off those who owned the original game, but the ability to play it on-the-go more than makes up for this. It’s definitely worth picking up if you missed out on the Wii U version, there’s no question about that. It’s also a decent port, running at a smooth and stable framerate, while looking even better than the original version. The load times are on the short side too.

The Verdict

While not adding much in terms of new content, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Switch is still a must have for newcomers and those who already played the original. Let’s hope this results in some kind of sequel for both Switch and 3DS, we need more Captain Toad!

Score: 8.0