The re-release of Nintendo’s charming puzzle game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, is now at its lowest price ever over at Base.
You can save up to £31 on the game right now, with the Nintendo Switch and 3DS versions going for £28.99 and £27.99 respectively.
For those who missed out on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker when it was initially released on the Wii U, there’s never been a better time to pick up one of Nintendo’s best games to come out of the Mario universe in recent years.
Inspired by a mini-game from Super Mario 3D World, Treasure Tracker sees Captain Toad navigate through adorable cube-shaped levels in search of stars and coins. It sounds simple but trying to nab all collectibles becomes devilishly hard.
While Treasure Tracker remains every bit as entertaining as it was on the Wii U, there is a bit of a trade off for those who do decide to pick up a copy for the Switch/3DS.
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Some of the secret levels based on locales from Super Mario 3D World have, for some bizarre reason, been removed. While this is sure to irritate fans of the original, Nintendo has seen fit to bring four new levels to the game.
These new levels are inspired by Super Mario Odyssey, one of which sees Captain Toad travel to the fan-favourite stomping ground of New Donk City.
One of the most notable differences is how the game has had to adapt in the absence of the Wii U’s gamepad.
In our review for Treasure Tracker, Alicia Haddick noted: “The solution Nintendo came up for lacking a touch screen when docked is a pointer system. When playing this way there would be a pointer on screen, controlled using the inbuilt gyroscope within the controller. Due to this, using the Switch Pro Controller can feel clunky as a pointer, making the use of the Joy Con practically a necessity.”
This issue only arises when playing with the Switch docked, so players enjoying the game on the go won’t notice the difference. Similarly, by having a second screen the 3DS forgoes these issues completely.
Despite its minor problems, Treasure Tracker still remains a fantastic game that should not be overlooked – particularly when you stand to save up to £31 off its initial price.
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