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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Famitsu review translated

Posted on November 10, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U

The most recent issue of Famitsu contains the first review of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Between four editors, the game received an 8, 9, 9, and 8 for a total of 34 out of 40.

We now have a full translation of Famitsu’s Captain Toad review. Head past the break for verdicts from each of the different editors.

Reviewer 1 – 8

Captain Toad and Toadette are irresistibly cute with their uncertain walking (laughing). The stages which rotate in the 3D space as you progress have various mechanics and routes packed in, and while they aren’t very big in size, they are still produced neatly to be enjoyable. As game mechanics have many gimmicks which are familiar from the Super Mario Bros. series, anyone can play. There are over 70 stages and replaying is fun, too.

Reviewer 2 – 9

The stages are like three dimensional puzzles which you can observe from all directions. When you get the grasp of the route and gimmicks, it feels great. It is convenient that there are several ways to control the direction of the camera. Every course isn’t just about getting to the regular goal since if you aim to obtain the super diamond and a title of achievement, the difficulty increases which is excellent. Variety like hopping on a rail car and seeing the stage from Captain Toad’s viewpoint is also fun.

Reviewer 3 – 9

This is a product that everyone can play regardless of age or gender. While puzzle elements are strong, the game creates an original combination of action and mechanisms. It is fun to clear the stage after trying repeatedly by trial and error. There are boss fights and shooting scenes, so the variation is abundant. When you rotate the three dimensional world, visible things change so it is easy the get confused and feel like you are straying into another world.

Reviewer 4 – 8

Even if the size of fields is small, it is very fun to progress your way towards the goal by rotating the viewpoint and by understating gimmicks of each field. A pleasant aspect of the game is that you can play stages easily one-by-one without losing interest. Taken measures for giving help at the times when you are stumped are also welcome. There may be a feeling that the volume is insufficient, but because the price is also reasonable, I’d say it is enough.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launches in North America on December 5. Europe will be getting the game on January 2.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker box art

Platform: 3DSSWITCHWII U
Genre: ADVENTUREPUZZLE
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release date: Dec. 5, 2014 (Wii U), July 13, 2018 (Switch / 3DS)
OWN IT: 21 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 13 [I beat this game]
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