We try out the different levels in Book 1 of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, whilst avoiding spoiling any solutions. This should give a good idea what the game will play like.
This new game for the Wii U offers 70 miniature masterpieces that challenge the smartest grey matter to solve their intricate conundrums. In short, find the star without dying — but it’s harder than it sounds.
Playing as Captain Toad or Toadette, with nothing more than a neck scarf, backpack and oversized head lamp, you set off on a new adventure through a wide variety of tricky, enemy-infested, maze-like stages to find hidden gems and nab elusive gold stars.
Although Toad isn’t your usual hero – he’s not that fast or strong, can’t jump and he has no super powers – he knows that sometimes, it’s all about wits and perspective. By twisting the camera you reveal hidden locations and secrets. The Wii U GamePad helps here to offer a close view of the world. Simply tilt the controller and your view of the world moves too